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CATO (MARCUS PORCIUS CATO "THE ELDER") (A/K/A CATO THE CENSOR)
Italian patriot and statesman
(234 BC - 149 BC)
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The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.
      - [Punishment]

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.
      - [Soul]

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.
      - [Crime]

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discover who is a fool than to discover who is a clever man.
      - [Fools]

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
      - in Plutarch's "Life of Cato" [Wisdom]

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
      - attributed to Apothegms (no. 247),
        by Bacon [Action]

Buy not what you want, but what you have need of; what you do not want is dear at a farthing.
  [Lat., Emas non quod opus est, sed quod necesse est. Quod non opus est, asse carum est.]
      - Epistles (94), as quoted by Seneca
        [Economy]


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