Best Quotes by Cato the Elder (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
  3. Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.
  4. After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
  5. 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.
  6. We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
  7. If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.
  8. Anger so clouds the mind that it cannot perceive the truth.
  9. It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
  10. Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

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