MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO is considered by most historians to be Rome's greatest politician. Cicero was a philosopher, lawyer, politician, political theorist, orator, Consul, and constitutionalist. As John Adams wrote: "All ages have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined." Although he was a political manipulator, Cicero was still an idealist and true patriot.
When Mrs. Craig died, I used a Latin quote on the sympathy card accompanying the flowers I sent. Her daughter told me how much she appreciated it and she was sure that her mother would have enjoyed my remembering my Latin.
From Cicero: "Brevis a natura nobis vita data est; at memoria bene redditae vitae est sempterna." ("The life given to use by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.")