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


He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.

Alexander Pope

If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.

Hyman Rickover

One thing is clear to me. You cant know everything youd like to know. You cant do everything youd like to do. You cant read everything youd like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life.

Real Live Preacher

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Berthold Auerbach

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.

Edward Dowden

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt »

If I were to select a jack-booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today, I would pick BATF.

John Dingell »