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

— Menander

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Whom the gods love die young.

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He who labors diligently need never despair.

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There are many wild beasts on land and in the sea, but the beastliest of all is woman.

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Menander quote By associating with wise people you will

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself

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The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.

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Never ask the Gods for life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.

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Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.

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All men have one refuge, a good friend, with whom you can weep and know that he does not smile.

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The character of a man is known from his conversations.

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Everything is destroyed by its own particular vice: the destructive power resides within. Rust destroys iron, moths destroy clothes, the worm eats away the wood; but greatest of all evils is envy, impious habitant of corrupt souls, which ever was, is, and shall be a consuming disease.

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In many things it is not well to say, "Know thyself"; it is better to say, "Know others."

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Nothing is more useful than silence.

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I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.

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About Menander

Quotes 59 sayings
Nationality Greek
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.

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There is but one genuine love potion - consideration.

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By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.

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Marriage, if one will face the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil.

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Rest assured, for every piece of business the most businesslike thing is to choose the right moment.

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Nay, Georias, I call him the bravest man,Who knows to suffer the most injuriesWith patience. All this swiftness of resentmentIs proof of a little mind.

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We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.

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No just person ever became quickly rich.

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Art is man's refuge from adversity.

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The person who has the will to undergo all labor may win any goal.

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Do not fight against Providence; nor bring more heavy weather to the storm. Face what is already there.

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Whom the gods love dies young.

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At times discretion should be thrown aside, and with the foolish we should play the fool.

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I am a man: nothing human is foreign to me.

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The workman still is greater than his work.

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Of all the wild beasts of land or sea, the wildest is woman.

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Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.

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The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.

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It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.

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

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Culture makes all men gentle.

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It is not hoary hairs that bring wisdom; some have an old head on young shoulders.

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Chance is a kind of god, for it preserves many things which we do not observe.

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If you want to live your whole life free from pain you must become either a god or else a corpse. Consider other men's troubles and that will comfort you.

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Being mortal, never pray for an untroubled life. Rather, ask the God to give you an enduring heart.

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Why should he who is scared be careful?

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Nothing has happened to you unless you make much of it.

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The truth sometimes not sought for comes forth to the light.

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A man that runs away may fight again.

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Fortune is no real thing.But men who cannot bear what comes to themIn Nature's way, give their own charactersThe name of Fortune.

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I count it happiness,Ere we go quickly thither whence we came,To gaze ungrieving on these majesties,The world-wide sun, the stars, water and clouds,and fire. Live, Parmeno, a hundred yearsOr a few months, these you will always seeand never, never, any greater things.Think of this life-time as a festivalOr visit to a strange city, full of noise,Buying and selling, thieving, dicing stallsAnd joy parks. If you leave it early, friend,Why, think you have gone to find a better inn:You have paid your fare and leave no enemies.

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The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.

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To live is not to live for one's self; let us help one another.

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Riches cover a multitude of woes.

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Of all wild beasts on earth or in sea, the greatest is a woman.

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The good man makes others good.

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Conscience is a God to all mortals.

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