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"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."

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"It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered."

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"Time as he grows old teaches all things."

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"There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie."

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"Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts."

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"We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity."

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"What good is it to live a life that brings pains?"

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"When a man's willing and eager the god's join in."

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"Whoever is new to power is always harsh."

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"Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?"

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"Wisdom comes alone through suffering."

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"Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly."

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"God loves to help him who strives to help himself."

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"For know that no one is free, except Zeus."

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"He who goes unenvied shall not be admired."

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"Memory is the mother of all wisdom."

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"Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts."

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"In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend."

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"It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath."

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"Death is softer by far than tyranny."

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"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship."

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"'Honour thy father and thy mother' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness."

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"A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house."

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"A prosperous fool is a grievous burden."

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"Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away."

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"Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting."

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"And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain."

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"And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin."

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"Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen."

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"Bronze is the mirror of the form wine, of the heart."

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"Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind."

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"But time growing old teaches all things."

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"Call no man happy till he is dead."

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"By Time and Age full many things are taught."

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"By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water."

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"Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny."

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"Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might."

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"Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?"

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"Everyone's quick to blame the alien."

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"Exiles feed on hope."

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"Excessive fear is always powerless."

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"Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy."

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"For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone."

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"For children preserve the fame of a man after his death."

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"For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness."

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"For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock."

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"For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends."

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"For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends."

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"For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying."

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"For hostile word let hostile word be paid."

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"For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune."

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"For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight."

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"From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow."

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"God always strives together with those who strive."

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"God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind."

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"God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard."

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"His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best."

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"His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be."

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"I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery."

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"I know how men in exile feed on dreams."

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"I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope."

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"I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths."

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"I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget."

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"I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils."

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"I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil."

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"I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence."

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"If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful."

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"If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents."

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"In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house."

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"In war, truth is the first casualty."

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"It is best for the wise man not to seem wise."

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"It is always in season for old men to learn."

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"It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish."

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"It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers."

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"It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill."

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"It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer."

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"It is good even for old men to learn wisdom."

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"It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted."

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"Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering."

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"Know not to revere human things too much."

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"Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old."

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"Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature."

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"Mourn for me rather as living than as dead."

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"My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair."

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"Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence."

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"O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray,
To come to me: of cureless ills thou art
The one physician. Pain lays not its touch
Upon a corpse."


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"Of prosperity mortals can never have enough."

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"Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts:
Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured
Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed
By hymns of praise. From him alone of all
The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof."


by Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.)

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"Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety."

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"Only when man's life comes to its end in prosperity can one call that man happy."

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"Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy."

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"Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel."

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"Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things."

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"Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm."

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"Sweet is a grief well ended."

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"The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance."

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"The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen."

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"The future you shall know when it has come before then forget it."

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"The man who does ill must suffer ill."

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"The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life Overcome fear, behold wonder."

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