ceterum censeo

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From Cato the Elder's practice of ending every speech, no matter the topic, with ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam ("furthermore, I propose that Carthage is to be destroyed").


cēterum censeō

  1. "furthermore, I propose": a formulaic expression used to end a speech by reinforcing one, often unrelated, major view