Athenaeus

A Quote by Athenaeus on age and wine

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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.

Athenaeus

Source: The Deipnosophists. xiii. 47.

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A Quote by Athenaeus on expectation, losing, men, and uncertainty

It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that "Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had, - being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity."

Athenaeus

Source: The Deipnosophists. vi. 23.

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A Quote by Athenaeus

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.

Athenaeus

Source: The Deipnosophists. viii. 19.

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A Quote by Athenaeus on goodness and greatness

Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.

Athenaeus

Source: The Deipnosophists. xiv. 6.

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A Quote by Athenaeus on aim, guidance, nature, and principles

Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.

Athenaeus

Source: The Deipnosophists. vii. 11.

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