Quotations by Cato the Elder


I can pardon everyone’s mistakes but my own.

Cato the Elder (234-149 BC) Roman politician and orator [Marcus Portius Cato]
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The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.

Cato the Elder (234-149 BC) Roman politician and orator [Marcus Portius Cato]
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attributed in Bacon's Apothegms, #247
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After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Cato the Elder (234-149 BC) Roman politician and orator [Marcus Portius Cato]
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in Plutarch, Parallel Lives, "Marcus Cato," ch. 19, sec. 4
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The hero saves us. Praise the hero! Now, who will save us from the hero?

Cato the Elder (234-149 BC) Roman politician and orator [Marcus Portius Cato]
Speech in the Roman Senate
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