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


Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.

Scottish Proverb

The shortest distance between two points is not a very interesting journey.

R. Goldberg

Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and simple, however cruel our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.

Henry Graham Greene

Those who can command themselves command others.

William Hazlitt

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

Oprah Winfrey

Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.

John Ruskin »

The mission before us as ambassadors is to assure peace among, as it were, the diplomatic corps of fellow ambassadors. Thus we are to walk in lowliness (humility) and meekness, which foster longsuffering and enable us to forbear one another in love.

Stephen Shober »

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do.?

Friedrich Nietzsche »