Cicero was a very wise man….


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“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear.”

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marcella Rousseau
    Nov 10, 2014 @ 19:18:44

    Hmmm, reminds me of Shakespeare. What is the background of this man? Was he a philosopher?

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  2. terrepruitt
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 19:05:24

    Somethings never change, obviously.

    Reply

    • kelihasablog
      Nov 08, 2014 @ 21:49:38

      History is cyclical if anyone takes the time to notice, they could obviously learn a lot from History. Thank you for your comment and stopping by to read! 😀

      Reply

  3. Wendell A. Brown
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 05:38:14

    Always the deep thinker…it is a precious moment to embrace your thoughts, especially when you find the time to share them…they are always so meaningful…your words! awesome message Kat!

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    • kelihasablog
      Nov 08, 2014 @ 11:56:10

      Thank you so much Wendell for your kind words! They do mean a lot to me, especially since I so admire you and your blog. Your words inspire and stir the soul. 😀

      Reply

  4. Naomikko
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 20:42:50

    wow so deep. BUT REAL

    Reply

  5. Tanveer Rauf
    Nov 03, 2014 @ 06:44:20

    Every word is am eyeopener and true

    Reply

  6. Raani York
    Nov 01, 2014 @ 22:48:16

    Very special, Keli!!!

    Reply

  7. PapaBear
    Nov 01, 2014 @ 16:01:32

    As they send all of their political brochures to us, people should be sending a copy of this to everyone they vote for…, this year and every year, Keli. This is a powerful message and those cowardly politicians out there just might understand it if enough of us would send it. Great post ! How ya doin’? 🙂

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    • kelihasablog
      Nov 01, 2014 @ 19:11:52

      I’m good, thanks! Just very tired…. LOL. Thanks for stopping by leaving such a nice comment… Maybe I’ll try to put it on some of their face book pages….LOL

      Reply

  8. lbeth1950
    Nov 01, 2014 @ 00:21:54

    Thanks for
    Following nutsrok

    Reply

  9. willowdot21
    Oct 31, 2014 @ 19:44:41

    This is important !

    Reply

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