Cato the Elder
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
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.
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
Lighter is the wound foreseen.
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.