Cicero 106 - 43 BC
"There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it."
"O tempora. O mores! "
(Oh, the times! Oh, the manners!)
"Salus populi suprema est lex" (The good of the people is the chief law)
"Summum bonum" (The highest good)
"Let war yield to peace, laurels to paeans."
"Laws are silent in time of war."
"Never less idle than when wholly idle, nor less alone than when wholly alone."
"Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit." (He departed, he withdrew, he strode off, he broke forth.)
"Civis Romanus sum" (I am a Roman citizen)
"Quod di omen avertant" (May the gods avert this omen)
"Nervos belli, pecuniam infinitam" (The sinews of war, unlimited money)
"Cui bono?" (To whose profit?)
"Cum dignitate otium" (Leisure with honor)
"I would rather be wrong, by god, with Plato ... Than be correct with those men."
"O happy Rome, born when I was consul!"