Cato the Elder Quotes (18 quotations)

1. After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one. - Cato the Elder

2. An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes. - Cato the Elder

3. An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking. - Cato the Elder

4. Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth. - Cato the Elder

5. Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses. - Cato the Elder

6. Even though work stops, expenses run on. - Cato the Elder

7. From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs. - Cato the Elder

8. Grasp the subject, the words will follow. - Cato the Elder

9. 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. - Cato the Elder

10. I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one. - Cato the Elder

11. If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave. - Cato the Elder

12. Lighter is the wound foreseen. - Cato the Elder

13. Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives. - Cato the Elder

14. Patience is the greatest of all virtues. - Cato the Elder

15. Rem tene, verba sequntur (Keep to the subject, and the words will follow) - Cato the Elder

16. Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity. - Cato the Elder

17. We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them. - Cato the Elder

18. 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

Search by Author Last Name :

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z