Quotes of Cato

“ Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, "There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.". ”

- Plutarch

“ What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it. ”

- Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“ When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. ”

- W. Somerset Maugham
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