Marcus Tullius Cicero quote about civilization from On Duties - While there are two ways of contending, one by discussion, the other by force, the former belonging properly to man, the latter to beasts, recourse must be had to the latter if there be no opportunity for employing the former.
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While there are two ways of contending, one by discussion, the other by force, the former belonging properly to man, the latter to beasts, recourse must be had to the latter if there be no opportunity for employing the former.
 Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties (44 BC). copy citation

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Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Source On Duties
Topic civilization force discussion
Date 44 BC
Language English
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Note Translated by Andrew P. Peabody
Weblink http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/cicero-on-moral-duties-de-officiis

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