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Cato The Elder Quotes

Roman Statesman, Orator

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Category: Age And Aging

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.

Category: Anger

If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.

Category: Control

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Category: Fame

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.

Category: Fame

It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.

Category: Farming And Farmers

It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.

Category: Food And Eating

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.

Category: Silence

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Category: Speakers And Speaking

Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few.

Category: Speech

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.

Category: Variety

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.

Category: Wisdom

Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.

Category: Work