Quotes by Marcius Porcius Cato

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

Marcius Porcius Cato

Carthago delenda est. (Carthage must be destroyed.)

Marcius Porcius Cato

Those who steal from private individuals spend their lives in stocks and chains those who steal from the public treasure go dressed in gold and purple.

Marcius Porcius Cato

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It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.

Tacitus

We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in but its fitting in is a test of its value -- a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity.

T. S. Eliot

If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it.

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.

Henry David Thoreau, Resistance to Civil Government »

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle »

Patience is the key to paradise.

Turkish Proverb »