Cato The Elder
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
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.
Lighter is the wound foreseen.
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.