Cicero quotes

While I breathe, I hope
Translates from Latin "dum spiro spero". State motto of California.

About Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. Wikipedia
3 January 106 BC, Arpinum, Italy
7 December 43 BC, Formia, Italy


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