Portrait of Marcus Tullius Cicero

Quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero

106 BCE – 43 BCE

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) was a Roman lawyer and statesman who was active during the late Republic in resisting the rise of dictatorship. His polished style of writing Latin greatly influenced later generations.



Cicero urges the Senate to apply the laws equally in order to protect the reputation of Rome and to provide justice for the victims of a corrupt magistrate (1stC BC)

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Presidents, Kings, Tyrants, & Despots

Cicero on the need for politicians to place the interests of those they represent ahead of their own private interests (1st century BC)

Marcus Tullius Cicero


Cicero on being true to one’s own nature while respecting the common nature of others (c. 50 BCE)

Marcus Tullius Cicero