Menander

comic dramatist of ancient Greece (342-292 BC)

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Being a man, ne'er ask the gods for a life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.
Culture makes all men gentle.
Deus ex machina A god from the machine
He who labors diligently need never despair for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
He who labours diligently need never despair. We can accomplish every thing by diligence and labour.
I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.
In everything you will find annoyances, but you ought to consider whether the advantages do not predominate.
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
No one ought to despond in adverse circumstances, for they may turn out to be the cause of good to us.*
Nothing is more useful than silence.
Riches cover a multitude of woes.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
The man who cannot blush, and who has no feelings of fear, has reached the acme of impudence.
The man who runs may fight again.
The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.
The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.
There is no pleasure of life sprouting like a tree from one root but there is some pain joined to it; and again nature brings good out of evil.
There is nothing more daring than ignorance.
When you see a man elated with pride, glorying in his riches and high descent, rising even above fortune, look out for his speedy punishment; for he is only raised the higher that he may fall with a heavier crash.
Whom the gods love dies young.
Whosoever lends a greedy ear to a slanderous report is either himself of a radically bad disposition or a mere child in sense.

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