“Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blow with brave hearts.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC to 43 BC)
Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer who vainly tried to uphold republican principles in the final civil wars that destroyed the Roman Republic.
His writings include books of rhetoric, orations, philosophical and political treatises, and letters. He is remembered in modern times as the greatest Roman orator and the innovator of what became known as Ciceronian rhetoric.