Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
[Y]ou possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature and the language of the market-place. In you all is united which is needful for governing.
Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy.
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
Comedy too can sometimes discern what is right. I shall not please, but I shall say what is true.
Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever
Under every stone lurks a politician.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
Thou shouldst not decide until thou hast heard what both have to say.
The gods, my dear simple fellow, are a mere expression coined by vulgar superstition. We frown upon such coinage here.
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.
By words the mind is winged.
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
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.
Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, are the children of Men.
High thoughts must have high language.
No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.
Today things are better than yesterday.
It is bad taste for a poet to be coarse and hairy.
First listen, my friend, and then you may shriek and bluster.
A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
To plunder, to lie, to show your arse, are three essentials for climbing high.
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