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cato the elder Quotes

Cato the Elder Quotes



    • Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
    • The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
    • Emas non quod opus est, sed quod necesse est. Quod non opus est, asse carum est.
    • Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.
    • An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
    • An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.
    • Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth
    • Be firm or mild as the occasion may require.
    • Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
    • Consider it the greatest of all virtues to restrain the tongue.
    • Vir bonus, dicendi peritus
    • Do not expect good from another's death.
    • Don't promise twice what you can do at once.
    • From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
    • Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
    • 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.
    • I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.
    • In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.
    • In doing nothing men learn to do evil.
    • It is a hard matter, my fellow citizens, to argue with the belly, since it has no ears.
    • Lighter is the wound foreseen.
    • Not that I might die learned-but that I might not die unlearned.
    • Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
    • Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
    • Should anyone attempt to deceive you by false expressions, and not be a true friend at heart, act in the same manner, and thus art will defeat art.
    • The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
    • The worst ruler is one who cannot rule himself.
    • 'Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
    • We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
    • Fronte capillata, post est Occasio calva.
    • cato the elder

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