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 . . .
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master, At which the audience never fail to laugh?
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
The wise learn many things from their foes.
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.
Under every stone lurks a politician.
You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.