Cato the Elder, Marcus Porius Cato, aka Censorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient)

Cato the Elder, Marcus Porius Cato, aka Censorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient)
234 B.C.
149 B.C.

Roman Statesman, Stoic Philosopher and Orator

Author Quotes

Avoid the clash of inconsistency: who fights with self, with no one will agree.

Before you accuse another, take a look at your own life.

He is nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent.

Greatest of human virtues is always patience.

Men by doing nothing learn to do evil.

Some men are more beholden to their bitterest enemies than to friends who appear to be sweetness itself. The former frequently tell the truth, but the latter never.

Nobody lives without faults.

The wise man does not wrong in changing his habits with the times.

The worst ruler is the one who cannot rule himself.

Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.

There is no goodness without badness.

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discover who is a fool than to discover who is a clever man.

When someone praises you, be judge alone: trust not men's judgment of you, but your own.

You please nobody when you condemn everybody.

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

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Cato the Elder, Marcus Porius Cato, aka Censorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient)
Birth Date
234 B.C.
Death Date
149 B.C.
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Roman Statesman, Stoic Philosopher and Orator