giovedì 6 settembre 2012


The wise learn many things from their enemies; for caution preserves all things. From a friend you could not learn this, but your foe immediately obliges you to learn it. For example, the states have learned from enemies, and not from friends, to build lofty walls, and to possess ships of war. And this lesson preserves children, house, and possessions.

1 commento:

  1. Saggio Aristofane. Ha insegnato molte cose, soprattutto alle donne...