Zitat des Tages von Marcus Tullius Cicero:
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?
Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
The safety of the people shall be the highest law.
The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
No poet or orator has ever existed who believed there was any better than himself.
Hatred is settled anger.
The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.
The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.
The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.
No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.
Nothing stands out so conspicuously, or remains so firmly fixed in the memory, as something which you have blundered.
Honor is the reward of virtue.
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.
For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.
The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.
Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
The best interpreter of the law is custom.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
Whatever you do, do with all your might.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.
Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.