Cato the Elder

Roman senator and historian

Lived from: 234-149 BC

Category: Politics | History and sociology

Quotes: Cato the Elder

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    An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
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    Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
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    Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
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    Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
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    From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
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    We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
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    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.
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    I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
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    Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few.
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    Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
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    After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
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    An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.
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    Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
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    Even though work stops, expenses run on.
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    I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
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