Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.
XIV, 6. Compare: "They’re only truly great who are truly good", George Chapman, Revenge for Honour, Act v. Sc. 2.
Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.AthenaeusVII, 11. Compare: "I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else", Samuel Johnson, in Life of Johnson (Boswell). 29 Vol. ii. Chap. ix. 1763.
Dorion, ridiculing the description of a tempest in the "Nautilus" of Timotheus, said that he had seen a more formidable storm in a boiling saucepan.AthenaeusVIII, 19. Compare: "Tempest in a teapot" (proverb).
On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a wine-cooler, and said that it was sixteen years old. "It is very small for its age," said Gnathæna.AthenaeusXIII, 47. (Deipnosophistae (2nd century))
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