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  • Today, Cicero is admired for both his oratory and his correspondence — which influenced European correspondence during the Renaissance.
  • The titles were near as long as books themselves: Treatise on the Propagation of Sheep, the Manufacture of Wool, and the Cultivation and Manufacture of Flax, by John Wily, or Cato Major, Or His Discourse of Old-Age: With Explanatory Notes, by M. T. Cicero, or Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley, and countless tracts containing sermons and advice.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Fex urbis, exclaims Cicero; mob, adds Burke, indignantly; rabble, multitude, populace.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The worst body belonged to a car thief from Cicero, Illinois.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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  • "Oh! here is Cicero," said Candide.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Cicero would have plugged his ears and sent me to the scullery, but somehow I managed to pull through.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • But as it was, I should have as soon thought of turning my pale plaster-of-paris bust of Cicero out of doors.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • —A recently discovered fragment of Cicero, professor MacHugh answered with pomp of tone.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The teacher of Latin was a pale intense young man who had failed in divinity school and yet had enough education to teach the inevitable grammar, Caesar, Cicero.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Imagine with thyself, courteous reader, how often I then wished for the tongue of Demosthenes or Cicero, that might have enabled me to celebrate the praise of my own dear native country in a style equal to its merits and felicity.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels

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  • Did Cicero say any thing?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • The library of St. Piquier, as early as the ninth century, had 256 volumes, including Virgil, Cicero, Terence and Macrobius.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Cicero, when he buried his darling and only daughter, had a heart as full of honest grief as poor Tom’s,—perhaps no fuller, for both were only men;—but Cicero could pause over no such sublime words of hope, and look to no such future reunion; and if he had seen them, ten to one he would not have believed,—he must fill his head first with a thousand questions of authenticity of manuscript, and correctness of translation.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He took Miz Ruth Peek, sixty-four, and Mr. Cicero Peek, seventy-two.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • He took an interest in me, and it is to him that I to-day owe it that I am a veritable man of letters, who knows Latin from the ~de Officiis~ of Cicero to the mortuology of the Celestine Fathers, and a barbarian neither in scholastics, nor in politics, nor in rhythmics, that sophism of sophisms.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Bartolomeo Mancuso was the son of a barber who closed his shop in Cicero, Illinois, every fall to hunt deer on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • They encouraged Greek culture and philosophy in Rome, one of the most distinguished of them being the orator, philosopher, and statesman Cicero (106-43 B.C.).
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Dr. Jung points out that he has borrowed his term archetype from classic sources: Cicero, Pliny, the Corpus Hermeticum, Augustine, etc.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Can you come over tonight and do Latin?— Isn’t that Cicero the worst thing?— Well, tell your mother you have to.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • Mr Burd points out that this passage is imitated directly from Cicero’s "De Officiis": "Nam cum sint duo genera decertandi, unum per disceptationem, alterum per vim; cumque illud proprium sit hominis, hoc beluarum; confugiendum est ad posterius, si uti non licet superiore."
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • For it is most true that Cicero sayth of them somewhere; that there can be nothing so absurd, but may be found in the books of Philosophers.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • "Demosthenian eloquence," said Don Quixote, "means the eloquence of Demosthenes, as Ciceronian means that of Cicero, who were the two most eloquent orators in the world."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It turned out that the Consul also knew the bar; he had all but lived in Cicero’s for most of his eleven-year assignment on Hyperion.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "I see you have had our Lowick Cicero here," she said, seating herself comfortably, throwing back her wraps, and showing a thin but well-built figure.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • In the living-room, in a corner of the davenport, Ted settled down to his Home Study; plain geometry, Cicero, and the agonizing metaphors of Comus.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Let them say rather that they blast better specimens, but not try to put it over that the only human beings who live by blood are away down on the Orinoco where they hunt heads, or out in Cicero with Al Capone.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • When the Lawrences stopped, I knew that the doubts of the old folks about book-learning had conquered again, and so, toiling up the hill, and getting as far into the cabin as possible, I put Cicero "pro Archia Poeta" into the simplest English with local applications, and usually convinced them—for a week or so.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • As Garrick, whom I regard in tragedy to be the greatest genius the world hath ever produced, sometimes condescends to play the fool; so did Scipio the Great, and Laelius the Wise, according to Horace, many years ago; nay, Cicero reports them to have been "incredibly childish."
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • This Raphael, who from his family carries the name of Hythloday, is not ignorant of the Latin tongue, but is eminently learned in the Greek, having applied himself more particularly to that than to the former, because he had given himself much to philosophy, in which he knew that the Romans have left us nothing that is valuable, except what is to be found in Seneca and Cicero.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • They spent a weary age, two years, on that dull dog, Cicero.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The children told me that he has a nephew now, Cicero.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Cicero could not have retired with more gravity from a night-long senatorial debate.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • But now, as I moved on into Cicero and Virgil, I realized that I was leaving her behind.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • If Murphy had gotten up at 5:00 A.M. to study Cicero, they might have had something to start with.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • They are men like Cicero, Plato, Bacon, Pascal, Swift, Voltaire—writers with, in the first place, a genius and instinct for style….
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Cicero, who declaimed so vehemently at the notion of crucifying a Roman citizen, had not a word to say against these horrible abuses of victory.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • He read Cicero, Tacitus, and others of his Roman heroes in Latin, and Plato and Thucydides in the original Greek, which he considered the supreme language.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At the Campidoglio you’ll step forward and, suddenly, Cicero.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The reader, knowing nothing about the "dark continent," filled in the blanks, pictured Stone in a tent, a kerosene lamp held up by a Hottentot providing the only light, elephants stampeding outside while the good doctor recited Cicero and excised a part of himself as blithely as if he were cutting for stone on the body of another.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I slept never on the mount of Parnasso, Nor learned Marcus Tullius Cicero.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Another from Cicero, "O vitae Philosophia dux!
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • This one advertised itself with names carved in the granite frieze above its broad front: HOMER, HERODOTUS, SOPHOCLES, PLATO, ARISTOTLE, DEMOSTHENES, CICERO, VERGIL.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Unlike most things in Keats, on Hyperion, Cicero’s was not named after some piece of pre-Hegira literary trivia.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • To gather strength, he read aloud from Cicero’s Orations.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Enter, from opposite sides, CASCA, with his sword drawn, and CICERO.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • The "sweetness and grandeur" of just the sounds of Cicero were sufficient reward, even if one understood none of the meaning.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The darkness of the balcony was relieved only by dim, reflected light from deeper within Cicero’s and by the lanterns on passing river barges.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Trusting in the drinking at Cicero’s to get him through the night.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Adams was so shaken, he had to leave the room and take up his Cicero again in order to compose himself.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "The first way for a young man to set himself on the road towards glorious reputation," he read in Cicero, "is to win renown."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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