A traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a Lacedaemonian, “I do not believe you can do as much.”

“True,” said he, “but every goose can.”- Plutarch, Greek historian, 46 – 120 AD (attributed)

Lacedaemonian – person from Sparta

goose – large long-necked aquatic bird (family Anatidae)


He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon.

– You need to be very careful if or when you must associate with bad people.

sups – eats, has a meal (i.e. supper)


Learn to live with = accept a new but unpleasant situation that you cannot change

Since we moved to the country I now have to commute to work every day. I really don’t enjoy it, but I’ve learnt to live with it.


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