Cato the Elder

Marcus Porcius Cato was a Roman statesman, commonly referred to as Censorius, Sapiens, Priscus, or Major, Cato the Elder, or Cato the Censor, known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization.

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An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.Rate it:
An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.Rate it:
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.Rate it:
Even though work stops, expenses run on.Rate it:
From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.Rate it:
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.Rate it:
It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.Rate it:
It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.Rate it:
Lighter is the wound foreseen.Rate it:
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.Rate it:
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.Rate it:
The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.Rate it:
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.Rate it:
We cannot control the evil tongues of others but a good life enables us to disregard them.Rate it:
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.Rate it:
Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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