A honest man is seldom a vagrant.

— Cato the Younger

The most jittery Cato the Younger quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

The cabbage surpasses all other vegetables.

If, at a banquet, you wish to dine a lot and enjoy your dinner, then eat as much cabbage as you wish, seasoned with vinegar, before dinner, and likewise after dinner eat some half-dozen leaves. It will make you feel as if you had not eaten, and you can drink as much as you like.


I know not what treason is, if sapping and betraying the liberties of a people be not treason.


Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.


I will begin to speak, when I have that to say which had not better be unsaid.


Blessed be they as virtuous, who when they feel their virile members swollen with lust, visit a brothel rather than grind at some husband's private mill.


Flee sloth; for the indolence of the soul is the decay of the body.


In doing nothing men learn to do evil.


Regard not dreams, since they are but the images of our hopes and fears.


For some people there is no comfort without pain.

Thus; we define salvation through suffering. Hence, why we choose people who we know aren't right for ourselves.


It is remarkable that men, when they differ in what they think considerable, will be apt to differ in almost everything else; their difference begets contradiction; contradiction begets heat; heat quickly rises into resentment, rage, and ill-will; thus they differ in affections, as they differ in judgment.


I would not be beholden to a tyrant, for his acts of tyranny.

For it is but usurpation in him to save, as their rightful lord, the lives of men over whom he has no title to reign.


This is my firm persuasion, that since the human soul exerts itself with so great activity, since it has such a remembrance of the best, such a concern for the future, since it is enriched with so many arts, sciences, and discoveries, it is impossible but the being which contains all these must be immortal.


About Cato the Younger

Quotes 28 sayings
Profession Roman Politician
Birthday 95 BC

The primary virtue is: hold your tongue; who knows how to keep quiet is close to God.


Good-breeding is the art of showing men, by external signs, the internal regard we have for them. It arises from good sense, improved by conversing with good company.


Should anyone attempt to deceive you by false expressions, and not be a true friend at heart, act in the same manner, and thus art will defeat art. [If you would catch a man let him think he is catching you.]


I think the first wisdom is to restrain the tongue.


Don't promise twice what you can do at once.


The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.


In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.


Speak briefly and to the point.


All have the gift of speech, but few are possessed of wisdom.


Consider it the greatest of all virtues to restrain the tongue.


Consider in silence whatever any one says: speech both conceals and reveals the inner soul of man.


Never travel by sea when you can go by land.


Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.


Wise men are more dependent on fools than fools on wise men.


Do not expect good from another's death.