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: Prudence, Enemies, Learning
He works and blows the coals, and has plenty of other irons in the fire.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.
No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.
By words the mind is winged.
High thoughts must have high language.
A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers.
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.
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives.
Evil events come from evil causes; and what we suffer, springs, generally from what we have done.
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