Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever
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.
Comedy too can sometimes discern what is right. I shall not please, but I shall say what is true.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
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.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: can't live with them, or without them!
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.
High thoughts must have high language.
First listen, my friend, and then you may shriek and bluster.
The gods, my dear simple fellow, are a mere expression coined by vulgar superstition. We frown upon such coinage here.
By words the mind is winged.
A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.
If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
To plunder, to lie, to show your arse, are three essentials for climbing high.
Women, you overheated dipsomaniacs, never passing up a chance to wangle a drink, a great boon to bartenders but a bane to us--not to mention our crockery and our woolens!
Love is merely the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.
What unlooked-for things do happen, to be sure, in a long life!
Poverty, the most fearful monster that ever drew breath.
Thou shouldst not decide until thou hast heard what both have to say.
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