Better to have one friend of great value, than many friends who were good for nothing.
As quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius, as translated by C. D. Yonge, (1853), "Anacharsis" sect. 5, p. 48
These decrees of yours are no different from spiders' webs. They'll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they'll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.Anacharsis
The forum [is] an established place for men to cheat one another, and behave covetously.Anacharsis
Under which head do you class those who are at sea?Anacharsis
My country is a disgrace to me, but you are a disgrace to your country.Anacharsis
A vine bears three grapes, the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, and the third of repentanceAnacharsis
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