Quotes by Cato the Elder, from Plutarch, Lives

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, from Plutarch, Lives

Other Great Authors

If you're a boxing referee, it's probably illegal to wear a bow tie that spins or changes colors.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.


Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.

Sir Walter Besant

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

Nelson Mandela

Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I have been called the most powerful woman in the world, but I have on occasion lacked even the power of speech, because although we have crossed the threshold into a new century, there are still too many questions for which we have no answers.

Madeleine K. Albright, Farewell Remarks at U.S. Department of State; January 19, 2001; Washington, DC »

I am an old man and have a great many troubles, But most of them never happened.

Mark Twain »

Happiness isn't something you experience it's something you remember.

Oscar Levant »