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  • Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
    (Menander)

  • No just person ever became quickly rich.
    (Menander)

  • Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
    (Menander)

  • We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
    (Menander)

  • Never ask the gods for life set free from grief, But ask for courage that endureth long.
    (Menander)


  • The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
    (Menander)

  • It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
    (Menander)

  • The man who runs may fight again.
    (Menander)

  • 'Know thyself' is a good saying, but not in all situations. In many it is better to say 'know others.'
    (Menander)

  • He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
    (Menander)

  • Nothing is more useful than silence.
    (Menander)

  • It is as easy to draw back a stone thrown with force from the hand, as to recall a word once spoken.
    (Menander)

  • The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.
    (Menander)

  • The character of a man is known from his conversations.
    (Menander)

  • I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.
    (Menander)


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