Cato the Younger Quotes

Who is Cato the Younger?

Marcus Porcius Cato 'Uticensis', also known as Cato the Younger or Cato Minor was a Roman statesman, noted orator and follower of the Stoic philosophy in the 1st century BC. His great-grandfather was Cato the Elder.

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Best 20 Quotes by Cato the Younger

“All have the gift of speech, but few are possessed of wisdom.”

“An honest man is seldom a vagrant.”

“Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.”

“Blessed be they as virtuous, who when they feel their virile members swollen with lust, visit a br*thel rather than grind at some husband's private mill.”

“Consider in silence whatever any one says: speech both conceals and reveals the inner soul of man.”

“Consider it the greatest of all virtues to restrain the tongue.”

“Don't promise twice what you can do at once.”

“Flee sloth; for the indolence of the soul is the decay of the body.”

“I will begin to speak, when I have that to say which had not better be unsaid.”

“In doing nothing men learn to do evil.”

“Never travel by sea when you can go by land.”

“Regard not dreams, since they are but the images of our hopes and fears.”

“Speak briefly and to the point.”

“The cabbage surpasses all other vegetables. If, at a banquet, you wish to dine a lot and enjoy your dinner, then eat as much cabbage as you wish, seasoned with vinegar, before dinner, and likewise after dinner eat some half-dozen leaves. It will make you feel as if you had not eaten, and you can drink as much as you like.”

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“Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.”

“Wise men are more dependent on fools than fools on wise men.”

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“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”


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