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.

Cato the Elder

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Marcus Porcius Cato (; 234–149 BC), also known as Cato the Elder (Latin: Cato Major), the Censor (Censorius), the Wise (Sapiens), and the Ancient (Priscus), was a Roman soldier, senator and historian known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization. He was the first to write history in Latin. His epithet "Elder" distinguishes him from his equally famous great-grandson Cato the Younger, who opposed Julius Caesar.

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