It is so that you may know only those who nourish you
The love of wine is a good man's failing.
We must look beneath every stone, lest it conceal some orator ready to sting us.
One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace.
There is no honest man! not one, that can resist the attraction of gold!
You will never make the crab walk straight.
It should not prejudice my voice that I'm not born a man, if I say something advantageous to the present situation. For I'm taxed too, and as a toll provide men for the nation.
An insult directed at the wicked is not to be censured; on the contrary, the honest man, if he has sense, can only applaud.
A demagogue must be neither an educated nor an honest man; he has to be an ignoramus and a rogue.
Do you dare to accuse wine of clouding the reason? Quote me more marvellous effects than those of wine. Look! when a man drinks, he is rich, everything he touches succeeds, he gains lawsuits, is happy and helps his friends. Come, bring hither quick a flagon of wine, that I may soak my brain and get an ingenious idea.
It is the compelling power of great thoughts and ideas to engender phrases of equal size.
Woman is adept at getting money for herself and will not easily let herself be deceived; she understands deceit too well herself.
To invoke solely the weaker arguments and yet triumph is a talent worth more than a hundred thousand drachmae.
This art is worth more than ten thousand staters, that one should choose the worse cause, and nevertheless be victorious.
Do not bandy words with your father, nor treat him as a dotard, nor reproach the old man, who has cherished you, with his age.