Who the heck is Cato the Younger?

Roman statesman, noted orator and follower of the Stoic philosophy. His great-grandfather was Cato the Elder.

Quotes by Cato the Younger

“A honest man is seldom a vagrant.”

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

“In doing nothing men learn to do evil.”

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

“Speak briefly and to the point.”

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

“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.”

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger

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

Cato the Younger