Latin quotes by Cicero

Cicero (106-43  AD), Roman Statesman and Orator

Marcus Tullius Cicero

He was one of the most celebrated writers and orators. He accused Gaius Verres and managed to expose the conspiracy of  Lucius Sergius Catilina against César. His most important works include: fourteen speeches against  Marcus Anthony (Philippics - 44 a.C.), six speeches against Verres (Verrinaes - 70 a.C.), and four against Catiline (Catilinam 63 a.C.). He also wrote many philosophical works such as: de Finibus (About Ethics),  de Legibus (about the Law), de Natura Deorum (on the Nature of God), y de Officiss (about Politics), y De Republica (about the Republic).

  1. Ab imis unguibus usque ad verticem summum - From the bottom of the toenail to the highest part of the body (Cicero - Pro Q Roscio Comoedo, 20)
  2. Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit - He departed, he withdrew, he strode off, he broke forth (Cicero - Oratio In Catilinam II)
  3. Aegroto, dum anima est, spes est - For the sick, while there is life, there is hope (Philosophical Term - Cicero Ad Atticum IX, 11)
  4. Aliis coluit non sibi - He cultivated for others and not for him (Cicero Orationes)
  5. Aliorum iudicio permulta nobis et facienda et non facienda et mutanda et corrigenda sunt - In the opinion of others, lots of things should be done, omitted, changed and corrected by us (Cicero - de Officiis )
  6. Alios ego vidi ventos; alias prospexi animo procellas - I've seen other winds; and have faced other storms (Philosophical Term - Cicero Familiares, 12, 25, 5, 12)
  7. Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore - I hope that the memory of our friendship will be everlasting. (Thank you: Cicero)
  8. Amor, ex quo amicitia es nominata - Love from which takes its name friendship. (Cicero)
  9. An invidiam posteritatis times? - Is that you fear, the hatred of posterity? (Cicero - Oratio In Catilinam I)
  10. Animus risu novatur - The spirit is refreshed with laughter (Cicero)
  11. Annum iam tertium et vicesimum regnat - He has now been reigning twenty-three years (Cicero, Orations)
  12. Apud - By (with, in, near - Used for citations. For example apud Cicero)
  13. Aura popularis - Popular breeze (Cicero - Oratio De Harvspicvm Responso)
  14. Caritate Patriae - Love for country (Cicero)
  15. Causa causarum miserere mei - Cause of causes have mercy on me (Cicero)
  16. Cedant arma togae, concedat laurea laudi - Let arms yield to the toga and laurels to laudation (Cicero - De Officiis)
  17. Cicero pro domo sua - Cicero favors his own home
  18. Civis Romanus sum - I am a Roman citizen (Cicero, In C Verrem, 5, 147)
  19. Cogitationem sobrii hominis punctum temporis suscipe - Take for a moment the reasoning of a quiet man (Cicero - Philippics)
  20. Cuiusvis est errare; nullius nisi insipientes, in errore perseverare - To err is inherent in every man; but to persist in error takes a fool. (Philosophical term - Cicero)
  21. Cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis, in errore perseverare - Any man can make a mistake; only a fool keeps making the same one (Cicero - Philippica XII)
  22. Cuiusvis temporis homo - A man of all times (Cicero)
  23. De duobus malis minus est semper eligendum - Between two evils, choose the lesser one (Cicero - De Officiis)
  24. De finibus bonorum et malorum - On the Ends of Good and Evil (Cicero)
  25. De gustibus non disputandum est! - There is no accounting for taste! ( Cicero )

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