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 . . .
High thoughts must have high language.
Under every stone lurks a politician.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers.
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
By words the mind is winged.
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.