Cicero: Pain

“There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain…”

—Cicero.

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Cicero: Black at heart

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Cicero (Photo credit: tonynetone)

“The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret – that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Being sorry

Cicero, Kopiezeichnung einer Büste aus London ...

Cicero, Kopiezeichnung einer Büste aus London (Herzog Wellington) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone. ”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero: Higher humility

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel name...

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel named his Ciceronian period of the Golden Age. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. ”

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Decisions, decisions, decisions

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel name...

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel named his Ciceronian period of the Golden Age. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.”
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