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
You must learn to face the fact, always, that you choose to do what you do, and that everything you do affects not only you but others.
General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.