Quotes by Cato the Elder

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Cato the Elder

An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.

Cato the Elder

Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.

Cato the Elder

Even though work stops, expenses run on.

Cato the Elder

From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.

Cato the Elder

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato the Elder

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.

Cato the Elder

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.

Cato the Elder

Lighter is the wound foreseen.

Cato the Elder

Patience is the greatest of all virtues.

Cato the Elder

Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.

Cato the Elder

We cannot control the evil tongues of others but a good life enables us to disregard them.

Cato the Elder

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.

Cato the Elder

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.

Cato the Elder

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.

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The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

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