Cato the Elder Quotes
Cato the Elder
Roman orator & politician (234 BC - 149 BC)
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An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
Categorized under Anger
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.
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.
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.