Cato on Speech

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

~ Cato

Cato The Younger on Silence

“I begin to speak only when I’m certain what I’ll say isn’t better left unsaid.”

~ Cato the Younger

Cato The Elder on Gossip

“We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.”

~ Cato the Elder

Cato the Younger on Truths

“Some men are more beholden to their bitterest enemies than to friends who appear to be sweetness itself. The former frequently tell the truth, but the latter never.”

~ Cato the Younger

Cato the Younger on Vice

“Old age has deformities enough of its own. – It should never add to them the deformity of vice”

~ Cato the Younger