Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

We all have 20-20 hindsight, and sometimes well analyzed decisions turn out badly as the result of unfortunate circumstances.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC, Roman Statesman & Philosopher, Quoted in Thomas Benfield Harbottle, Dictionary of Quotations, 3rd Ed., 1906

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Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.

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