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


Wife: one who is sorry she did it, but would undoubtedly do it again.

H. L. Mencken

The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women. merely adored.

Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

I do begin to have bloody thoughts.

William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 Scene 1

The most painful death in all the world is the death of a child. When a child dies, when one child dies-not the 11 per 1,000 we talk about statistically, but the one that a mother held briefly in her arms-he leaves an empty place in a parent's heart that will never heal.

Thomas H. Kean

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.

Anthony Powell

Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn.

Anouk Aimee »

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.

James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. »