Cato the Elder 234 – 149BC was an ancient Roman senator, general and historian. He was the first person to write history in Latin. 
‘Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth’ 
‘Grasp the subject, the words will follow’ 
‘Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men: For the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise’ 
‘All mankind rules its women, and we rule all mankind, but our women rule us’ 
‘After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one’ 
‘An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking’ 
‘The hero saves us. Praise the hero! Now who will save us from the hero?’ 
‘We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them’ 
‘I prefer to do right and get no thanks than to do wrong and receive no punishment’ 
‘From lightest words sometimes, the direct quarrel springs’ 
‘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’ 
‘Patience is the greatest of all virtues’ 
‘Lighter is the wound foreseen’ 
‘It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears’ 
‘I prefer to do right and get no thanks than to do wrong and receive no punishment’ 
‘An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes’ 
‘If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave’ 
‘Those who serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters’ 
‘Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few’ 
‘Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses’ 
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