For as lack of adornment is said to become some women, so this subtle oration, though without embellishment, gives delight.
De Oratore, 78, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Loveliness / Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, / But is when unadorn'd, adorn'd the most", James Thomson, The Seasons, "Autumn", Line 204.
O tempora, o mores!Cicero
Diem adimere aegritudinem hominibus.Cicero
Nec vero [...] superstitione tollenda religio tollitur.Cicero
Est quidem vera Lex recta Ratio, naturae congruens, diffusa in omnes, constans, sempiterna, quae vocet ad officium jubendo, vetando a fraude deterreat.Cicero
Civis Romanus sum.Cicero
Qui ex errore imperitæ multitudinis pendet, hic in magnis viris non est habendus.Cicero
For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture.Cicero
Thus in the beginning the world was so made that certain signs come before certain events.Cicero
As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death.Cicero
Nervos belli, pecuniam.Cicero