Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 140) – Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (160 BC – 43 BC) Roman Statesman, Philosopher, Lawyer, Political Theorist and Orator

“When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men’s minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.”

— Cicero


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