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  • He is nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent.
    (Marcus Porcius Cato)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
    (Marcus Porcius Cato)

  • The worst ruler is one who cannot rule himself.
    (Marcus Porcius Cato)


  • Definition of an orator A good man, skilled in speaking. Vir bonus, dicendi peritus.
    (Marcus Porcius Cato)

  • It is a hard matter, my fellow citizens, to argue with the belly, since it has no ears.
    (Marcus Porcius Cato)


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