Wise men argue causes, and fools decide them.
A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
Written laws are like spider's webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and the poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
Play so that you may be serious.
Every man is his own chief enemy.
Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.
Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.
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.
Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.
The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.