A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
By words the mind is winged.
Evil events from evil causes spring.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
Meton (astronomer in 5th century BC) With the straight ruler I set to work To make the circle four-cornered . First allusion to the problem of squaring the circle.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.
High thoughts must have high language.
Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.
Under every stone lurks a politician.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say.
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master, At which the audience never fail to laugh.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
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