You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

Under every stone lurks a politician.

High thoughts must have high language.

Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives.

Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master,At which the audience never fail to laugh?

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

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 . . .

This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never foughtShould contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native landNever to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

By words the mind is winged.