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Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106BC-3BC) born on
Jan 03
Roman statesman, scholar, orator. He introduced Greek philosophy to ancient Rome; wrote "De Republica."
         
   
F
A careful physician . . ., before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits when in health, and his physical constitution.

R
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
A
Before beginning, plan carefully.
N
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
K
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "On the Orator," II.
R: "De Oratore," bk. 3, sct. 142, 55 B.C.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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