Favorite Quotations Cicero On the Good Life

"One should eat to live, not live to eat." ~ Cicero

Henri Matisse

The avarice of the old: it's absurd to increase one's luggage as one nears the journey's end.

One day well spent is to be preferred to an eternity of error.

Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.

They do more harm by their evil example than by their actual sin.

The competent physician, before he attempts to give medicine to the patient, makes himself acquainted not only with the disease, but also with the habits and constitution of the sick man.

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

The shifts of fortune tests the reliability of friends.

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

Those things are better which are perfected by nature than those which are finished by art.

To those who are engaged in commercial dealings, justice is indispensable for the conduct of business.

Old age begins at forty-six.

Ill gotten gains will be ill spent.

It was ordained at the beginning of the world that certain signs should prefigure certain events.

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