Cicero on Needs

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE)

Cicero’s political career was sufficiently distinguished to earn him a place in Western history, but he’s even more famous for his work as a writer and orator.  But it wasn’t a palace and an audience that he thought most important for himself or others.  It was a garden and a library.

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