Quotations The Best Cato The Elder Quotes  

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A list of the best Cato the Elder quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Cato the Elder quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Cato the Elder quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Cato the Elder should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Cato the Elder quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. Cato the Elder

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

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

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

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michaelj72 added Patience is the greatest of all virtues.

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

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

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michaelj72 added From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.

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michaelj72 added Anger so clouds the mind that it cannot perceive the truth.