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Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.


Euripides

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Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first call promising.
CYRIL CONNOLLY
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
ANON.
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
ANONYMOUS
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
CYRIL CONNOLLY
Those who the Gods would destroy First they would make angry Haliburton -Greek.
GREEK PROVERB
Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
PROVERB
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
EURIPIDES
It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war n...
JOHN BOYD ORR
The lessons of history? There are four: The bee fertilizes the flower it robs; whom the gods would d...
CHARLES AUSTIN BEARD
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with ...
CHARLES A. BEARD
The lessons of history? There are four: The bee fertilizes the flower it robs; whom the gods would d...
CHARLES A. BEARD
Whom the gods notice they destroy. Be small… and you will escape the jealousy of the great.
PHILIP K. DICK
An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone, he would first drive him mad.
JEAN-MARIE LE PEN
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes angry.
EURIPIDES
The football gods are mad at us.
JOE GLENN
If only we were wiser or better people, perhaps the gods would explain to us the mad, unbearable thi...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Poets create gods, philosophers destroy them.
MARTY RUBIN
Whom the gods love die young.
MENANDER
When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.
PEARL S. BUCK
He whom the gods love dies young.
MENANDER
Whom the gods love dies young.
MENANDER
Those whom the gods love grow young.
OSCAR WILDE
Fear was the first thing on earth to make gods
LUCRETIUS
Whom the gods love die young, that’s why only the gods love war.
VIKRANT PARSAI
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Being somebody who's like a theater geek that I am, I can just go right back to Aeschylus and Eu...
HOLLY HUNTER
We may give our human loves the unconditional allegiance which we owe only to God. They they become ...
C.S. LEWIS
When the Greeks said, "Whom the gods love die young," they probably meant, as Lord Sankey suggested,...
ERIC HOFFER
"Always love people for who they are, not for whom you like them to be." ~ Tom Baker
TOM BAKER AKA THE PONDERING MAN
Children when they are little make parents fooles, when they are great they make them mad.
GEORGE HERBERT
Be Gods and make Gods.
ABHIJIT NASKAR
I was so appalled. They were kind of waiting for Terry to walk out and perhaps take a poop or someth...
SHIRLEY MACLAINE
I wish sometimes that the gods would either choose better, or make their wishes clearer
JACQUELINE CAREY
Mad Cows and Mad Pigs and Mad Fish say it is not 'you are what you eat' but that we become whom we e...
O ANNA NIEMUS
They say that the commons of England would first destroy the king's friends and afterward himsel...
JACK CADE
Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay ma...
JACK KEROUAC
Maybe we are less than our dreams, but that less would make us more than some Gods would dream of.
SISTER CORITA KENT
Maybe we are less than our dreams, but that less would make us more than some Gods would dream of.
SISTER CORITA KENT
If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came ...
HARRY WEINBERGER
Would you destroy Something perfect in order to make it beautiful?
GERARD WAY
Mistrust all men, and slay him whom thou mistrustest overmuch; and as for women, flee from them, for...
H. RIDER HAGGARD
If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, the first woodpecker to come along w...
UNKNOWN
The gods are cruel not because they make us work. They are cruel because they allow us to hope.
ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT
If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates.
HOWARD ZINN
Death is an evil; the gods have so judged; had it been good, they would die
SAPPHO
If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates
HOWARD ZINN
If the gods do evil then they are not gods.
EURIPIDES
Gay actors have been playing straight since Euripides.
BRYAN BATT
He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
PLAUTUS
Wow! First vampires. Then gods. Now…vampire—gods? What’s next? Werewolves? Smurfs? Were-Smurfs...
MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF
The sane would do no good if they made themselves mad to help madmen.
C.S. LEWIS
Fear created the first gods in the world.
CAECILIUS STATIUS
They came to see that family need not be defined merely as those with whom they share blood but for ...
NATHAN LANE
If our ancestors could see us today, surely they would think us gods.
DAN BROWN
It is fear that first brought gods into the world.
PETRONIUS
Fear created the first gods in the world
CAECILIUS STATIUS
Ten thousand men possess ten thousand hopes. A few bear fruit in happiness; the others go awry. But ...
GILBERT MURRAY
Then every man would be as a god, you see. The result of this, of course, would be that there would ...
ROGER ZELAZNY
If cattle and horses, or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the work...
XENOPHANES
I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.
EMINEM
They said they were holding him and they would destroy him if I don't cooperate with them.
LILIANA AKE
O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
E E CUMMINGS
Some say that you should turn your face from the light of the moon. They say it makes you mad.
...
DAVID ALMOND
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
E. E. CUMMINGS
If the ignorance of nature gave birth to such a variety of gods, the knowledge of this nature is cal...
PAUL HENRI THIRY D'HOLBACH
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
ALEXANDER POPE
O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper. I would not be mad.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hi...
H.P. LOVECRAFT
We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call t...
NATALIE CLIFFORD BARNEY
Gods always behave like the people who make them.
ZORA NEALE HURSTON
Are the gods not just?"

"Oh no, child. What would become of us if they were?
C.S. LEWIS
When men make gods, there is no God!
EUGENE O'NEILL
You would destroy yourselves but He would be your savior.
ALEKSANDRA LAYLAND
Does God think that, because it is raining, I am not going to destroy the world? - Lope de Aguirre a...
DAVID GRANN
The gods want you to laugh and above all they want you to laugh at them.
MARTY RUBIN
We wanted to make the Lacy fight early but they insisted he wasn't ready and he would fight Reid fir...
FRANK WARREN
Anything man can make, man can destroy.
JONATHAN ANTHONY BURKETT
In those meetings, they discussed what they were going to do, who was going to be a candidate, what ...
CESAR GAVIRIA
Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and yo...
JACK KEROUAC
One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.
ALEISTER CROWLEY
To make war a history, destroy the war history.
EPHDAN
The latest page I've been working is about the organization of the pantheon of the gods. Who'...
BEN NICHOLSON
I bet when neanderthal kids would make a snowman, someone would always end up saying, 'Don't forget ...
JACK HANDY
If I am the pawn of the gods, it is because they know me so well, not because they make my mind up f...
MEGAN WHALEN TURNER
In those whom I like, I can find no common denominator; in those whom I love I can: they all make me...
W. H. AUDEN
There are always those to whom all self-revelation is contemptible, unless it ends with a noble than...
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China's international relations overnight. It would des...
WILLIAM KIRBY
She would be so mad at me.
ALYSSA VANDERVEUR
... I would destroy and remove the monetary system.
EMMA THOMPSON
They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.
NATHANIEL LEE
All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they wo...
ZORA NEALE HURSTON
Speak of the gods as they are.
WALTER BAGEHOT
When men make gods, there is no God!
EUGENE O'NEILL
What sort of gods make rats and plagues and dwarfs?
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
For if God is a title of the highest power, He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of sufferin...
LACTANTIUS
Make the choice adventurous stranger, strike the bell and bide the danger or wonder 'till it drives ...
C.S. LEWIS

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To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
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Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
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No one who lives in error is free.
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There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its length: a quiet conscience.
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People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
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Impudence is the worst of all human diseases.
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The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.
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Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
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O lady, nobility is thine, and thy form is the reflection of thy nature!
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The variety of all things forms a pleasure.
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A sweet thing, for whatever time,
to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.
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There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.
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In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.
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Of all things upon earth that bleed and grow, a herb most bruised is woman.
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But this is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
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Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
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Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
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There is just one life for each of us: our own.
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He is not a lover who does not love forever.
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Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
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Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
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You don't know what your life is, nor what you're doing, nor who you are.
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O Dionysus, Son of God,
do you see our sufferings?
Do you see your faithful
in helple...
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Come, God --
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burst into life, burst
into being, be a ...
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But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
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Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes angry.
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One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives
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What anger worse or slower to abate than lovers love when it turns to hate.
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To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish.
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But the devil when he purports any evil against man, first perverts his mind. [Lat., At daemon, h...
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Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.
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I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
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The man who knows when not to act is wise. To my mind, bravery is forethought.
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Where two discourse, if the one's anger rise, The man who lets the contest fall is wise
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The lucky person passes for a genius.
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Time will reveal everything to posterity; it is a babbler and speaks even when no question is put
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There is no harbor of peace from the changing waves of joy and despair
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Who so neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead to the future.'
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Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
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Gone is the trust to be placed in oaths; I cannot understand if the gods you swore by then no longer...
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Better a serpent than a stepmother!
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Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.
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Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.
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Zeus hates busybodies and those who do too much.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
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In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.
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When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
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Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
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It is change; all yields its place and goes.
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Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
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I love the old way best, the simple way of poison, where we too are strong as men.
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To generous souls every task is noble.
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Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.
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The bold are helpless without cleverness.
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Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
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Vengeance comes not slowly either upon you or any other wicked man, but steals silently and imperce...
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There is nothing more hostile to a city that a tyrant, under whom in the first and chiefest place, ...
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It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
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God helps him who strives hard.
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It is said that gifts persuade even the gods.
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There is one thing alone
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Do not consider painful what is good for you.
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Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.
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Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
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I know indeed what evil I intend to do,
but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury,
fur...
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Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.
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You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.
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No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
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Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.
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Isn’t it delightful to forget how old we are?
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O Dionysus, we feel you near,
stirring like molten lava
under the ravaged earth,
flow...
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It's the wise man who stays home when he's drunk
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Not for the first time I find our lives are a shadow, and I am not afraid to say that people who thi...
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Life is a short affair; we should try to make it smooth, and free from strife
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Among mortals second thoughts are wisest
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Of all creatures that can feel and think,
we women are the worst treated things alive
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Death is a debt we all must pay.
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For chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
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But woe to him, who left to moan, Reviews the hours of brightness gone.
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Waste not fresh tears over old griefs
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Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
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Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends
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Often a noble face hides filthy ways
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Those who are held wise among men, and who search for the reason of things, are those who bring the ...
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Cowards do not count in battle; they are there but not in it
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When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.
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Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
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Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
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Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
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Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
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Cleverness is not wisdom.
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That glittering hope is immemorial and beckons many men to their undoing.
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There is the sky, which is all men's together.
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Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
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Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
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There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.
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Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
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To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
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The man who melts With social sympathy, though not allied, Is more worth than a thousand kinsm...
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Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can c...
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It destroys one's nerves to be amiable everyday to the same human being.
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Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves
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I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
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Your very silence shows you agree.
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Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
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Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.
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Youth holds no society with grief.
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Leave no stone unturned.
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The greatest pleasure of life is love.
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There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happi...
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I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
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Often a noble face hides filthy ways.
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They did attack our herds: you could have seen a woman pull a calf to pieces as it bellowed alive in...
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Receive the god into your kingdom
pour libations, cover your head with ivy, join the dance!
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What else is Wisdom? What of man's endeavour
Or God's high grace, so lovely and so great?
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This town must learn,
even against its will, how much it costs
to scorn a God's mysteries ...
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My hair is holy. I grow it long for the God.
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Remember this! No amount of Bacchic reveling
can corrupt an honest woman.
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Soon all of you immortals
Will be as dead as we are!
Come on then, what are you waiting f...
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There is no harbor of peace from the changing waves of joy and despair
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Who so neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead to the future.'
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It is for the general good of all that the wicked should be punished
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Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
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Ten thousand men possess ten thousand hopes.
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Prosperity is full of friends.
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The gifts of bad men bring no good with them.
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The man that isn't jolly after drinking Is just a driveling idiot, to my thinking
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Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.
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In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
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The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love...
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It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
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This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
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Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
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My love for you
was greater than my wisdom.
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Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.
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The wavering mind is but a base possession.
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Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
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Much effort, much prosperity.
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Authority is never without hate.
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Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.
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Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns...
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We know the good, we apprehend it clearly, but we can't bring it to achievement.
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The first requisite to happiness is that a man be born in a famous city.
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The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
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Experience, travel - these are as education in themselves
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Cleverness is not wisdom
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A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
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I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
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Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.
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Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
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Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.
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A second wife
is hateful to the children of the first;
a viper is not more hateful.
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The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.
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The wisest men follow their own direction.
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Slow but sure moves the might of the gods.
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Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
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Whoso neglects learning in his youth,
Loses the past and is dead for the future.
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I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
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What greater grief than the loss of one's native land.
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In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.
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I care for riches, to make gifts
To friends, or lead a sick man back to health
With ease and p...
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Time cancels young pain.
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Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
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No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them...
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A bad ending follows a bad beginning.
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Young man,
two are the forces most precious to mankind.
The first is Demeter, the Goddess...
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Do not mistake the rule of force
for true power. Men are not shaped by force.
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Dionysus. Wilt thou be led By me, and try the venture?
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Dreams of the proud man, making great And greater ever, Things which are not of God. In wide And dev...
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Those who look for filth, can find it at the height of noon.
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The God knows when to smile.
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Prepare yourselves
for the roaring voice of the God of Joy!
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But this is slavery, not to speak ones thought.
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Time will reveal everything to posterity; it is a babbler and speaks even when no question is put
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Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman
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There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one
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Money is the wise man's religion
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For the good, when praised, feel something of disgust, if to excess commended
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One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with d...
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To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
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Cowards do not count in battle; they are there, but not in it.
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The best of seers is he who guesses well.
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'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
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Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
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Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
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Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
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All is change; all yields its place and goes
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In childbirth grief begins.
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Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour
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The fountains of sacred rivers flow upwards (i.e., everything is turned topsy turvy.)
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This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
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Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappoint...
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To have found you is a dear happiness; and to be Apollo's son is beyond all my hopes; but there is s...
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Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.
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Noble fathers have noble children.
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Man's most valuable trait Is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
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Try thyself first, and after call in God. For to the worker God himself lends aid.
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