Marcus Porcius Cato

234 - 149 BC

A Quote by Marcus Porcius Cato

The worst ruler is one who cannot rule himself.

Marcus Porcius Cato (234 - 149 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Porcius Cato on silence

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

Marcus Porcius Cato (234 - 149 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Porcius Cato on silence and virtue

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.

Marcus Porcius Cato (234 - 149 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Porcius Cato on learning and men

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

Marcus Porcius Cato (234 - 149 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Porcius Cato on destruction, endings, rest, speech, and words

Ended every speech in the Roman senate with the words: For the rest, I wrote that Carthage should be destroyed. Ceterum senseo Carthaginem esse delendam

Marcus Porcius Cato (234 - 149 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Porcius Cato on death and people

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

Marcus Porcius Cato (234 - 149 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Porcius Cato on good

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Definition of an orator: A good man, skilled in speaking. Vir bonus, dicendi peritus

Marcus Porcius Cato (234 - 149 BC)

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