No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.
A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers.
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; and this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.
Topics: Learning, Enemies, Prudence
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.
Evil events come from evil causes; and what we suffer, springs, generally from what we have done.
He works and blows the coals, and has plenty of other irons in the fire.
High thoughts must have high language.
When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives.
By words the mind is winged.
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