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CATO the Elder



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Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.

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Moreover, I consider that Carthage should be destroyed.

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

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All mankind rules its women, and we rule all mankind, but our women rule us.

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Buy not what you want, but what you have need of; what you do not want is dear at a farthing.

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The worst ruler is one who cannot rule himself

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When you have decided to purchase a farm, be careful not to buy rashly; do not spare your visits and be not content with a single tour of inspection. The more you go, the more will the place please you, if it be worth your attention. Give heed to the appearance of the neighbourhood, - a flourishing country should show its prosperity. "When you go in, look about, so that, when needs be, you can find your way out.

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