Cato the Younger Quote

“I would not be beholden to a tyrant, for his acts of tyranny. For it is but usurpation in him to save, as their rightful lord, the lives of men over whom he has no title to reign.”

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

Something for Americans to consider while they wage wars to 'save the world'.

Dick, Fort Worth

A pitiful syntax of mundane opinion made as obfuscatory as possible.

Mike, Norwalk

By way of example: First, the tyrant will unconstitutionally buy his subjects with free medical (from stolen money) as their rightful lord (not actually caring about the sick, afflicted, or poor) and then he will ensure his title to reign by creating a monster enemy of invading hordes, threatening the free medical, and with his unique position to protect his subjects.

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me again    11/1/06

I really like this quote.It's soo Contemporary.

David L Rosenthal


David L. Rosenthal

"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint." -- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 15)

Ray, Las Vegas

Cato the republican was critizing the military takeover by Julius Caesar.


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