Selected Political Speeches of Cicero Quotes

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"The very thing that was most to be desired, members of the jury, the one thing that will have most effect in reducing hatred felt towards your order and restoring the tarnished reputation of the courts, that it is which, in the current political crises, has been granted and presented to you." (13)

"As soon as he returned from his province, a contract was undertaken, at great cost, for buying up this court." (14)

"Members of the jury, I see that none of you is in any doubt that Gaius Verres has openly plundered everything in Sicily that is sacred or profane, public or private, and that he has engaged in every type of theft and robbery not merely without any compunction, but without even the slightest degree of concealment." (30)

"I pray that Rome, and my own sense of obligation, may be satisfied with this single prosecution that I have...

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