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Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC)
Roman orator & politician [more author details]
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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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Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
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From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
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Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
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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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Lighter is the wound foreseen.
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Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
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Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
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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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Cato the Elder, from Plutarch, Lives
An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.
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Cato the Elder, from Seneca the Elder, Controversiae
Even though work stops, expenses run on.
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Cato the Elder, On Agriculture

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