Family History Quote of the Day by Cicero

The Young Cicero Reading by Vincenzo Foppa (fresco, 1464)
“The Young Cicero Reading,” by Vincenzo Foppa (fresco, 1464), now at the Wallace Collection; via Wikimedia, Public Domain.

“To be ignorant of what occurred

before you were born is to remain perpetually a child.

For what is the worth of a human life

unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors

by the records of history?”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC



Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, and orator.

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