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The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. (Simple: The most important thing a man should do is look for truth and find out about it.)

Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC) was a speaker and leader in old Rome.

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  • "Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability."[1]    
Simple: Being able to do things because you were born that way, without learning, has more often lifted a man to greatness and goodness than learning without being born to do things.
What it means: Without talent, a person cannot do great things with just learning.


  1. Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time. Laurence J. Peter. Bantam Books, New York NY, USA. 1977/1979.

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