Quotes by Cato the Elder

Cato the Elder

Roman senator and historian

Lived from: 234 - 149

Category: Politics

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  • It is sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
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  • An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
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  • Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
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  • Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
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  • We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
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  • From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
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  • Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
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  • I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
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  • Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few.
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  • Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
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  • After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
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  • Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
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  • Even though work stops, expenses run on.
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  • I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
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  • It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
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  • It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.
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  • Lighter is the wound foreseen.
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  • Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
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  • The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
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  • An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.
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