Cato the Younger Quotes

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Best 20 Quotes by Cato the Younger

“After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.”

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

“An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.”

“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.”

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“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.”

“Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.”

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

“Speak briefly and to the point.”

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“The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.”

“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.”

“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.”