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Monday, January 04, 2016

Quote of the Week

"Not to defend the oppressed and shield them from injustice is as great a crime as to desert our parents, friends, or country."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero (known as "Tully" to those intimately acquainted with his work, and simply "Cicero" to the rest of us), a 1st-century BC Roman statesman, writer, and self-styled philosopher, from his book On Moral Duties (1:7) 

(Painting: "Cicero Denounces Catiline," by Cesare Maccari, 1889, fresco)

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