Quote of the day—Marcus Porcius Cato (The Elder)

Those who steal from private individuals spend their lives in stocks and chains; those who steal from the public treasure go dressed in gold and purple.


Marcus Porcius Cato (The Elder)
Roman statesman (234-149 B.C.)
From The Great Thoughts (link is to the 2nd Edition, mine is the 1st Edition–1985)
[At least this part of politics has not changed much in the last 2200 years or so.—Joe]

One thought on “Quote of the day—Marcus Porcius Cato (The Elder)

  1. And from another old-timer (620-564 BC) who had similar thoughts:

    “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
    – Aesop

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