A room without books
is like a body without a soul,
the occupier of a soulless body is a prisoner of trivial preferences,
remains always a child because of ignorance of history,
incapable of thinking for self,
easily deceived and misled;
But the educated mind is the fortress of a leader,
A leader who understands the sole purpose of life:
that we’re here not for ourselves but for others,
a leader who knows the only life goal; building bridges and forming true friendships,
forming friendships that double joys, give hope, divide grief and abate misery.
the owner of an educated mind spends a life time
giving true love that makes them live on in another’s heart:
where they create memories that are eternal.
Marcus Tullius Cicero was born on 3 January 106 BC. He was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, philosopher and Academic Skeptic, who tried to uphold optimate principles during the political crises that led to the establishment of the Roman Empire.
His extensive writings include treatises on rhetoric, philosophy and politics, and he is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and served as consul in 63 BC. He died on 7 December 43 BC).
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19 Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes
- Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
2. To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
3. If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
4. To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one’s self to die.
5. If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
6. Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief
7. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
8. Not for ourselves alone are we born.
9. The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
10. Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labours of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
11. It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
12. The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.
13. Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.
14. While there’s life, there’s hope.
15. For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
16. Politicians are not born; they are excreted.
17. The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.
18. For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.
19. The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another’s heart.