Whom the gods love die young.

Menander on fate

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

Menander on friends

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

Menander on persistence

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

Menander on bravery

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.

Menander on resentment

The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.

Menander on experience
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By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself

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

Menander on life

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

Menander on goals

No just person ever became quickly rich.

Menander on wealth

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

Menander on determination

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

Menander on humanity

It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.

Menander on communication

About Menander

Name Menander
Quotes 25 quotes
Nationality Greek
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16
About Greek: ΜένανδροςMenander (ca. 342–291 BC), the best-known representative of Athenian New Comedy, was the son of well-to-do parents; his father Diopeithes is identified by some with the Athenian general and governor of the Thracian Chersonese known from the speech of Demosthenes De Chersoneso. He presumably derived his taste for comic drama from his uncle Alexis.
Top topics life, gods, love, live, person

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

Menander on change

The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.

Menander on body

Culture makes all men gentle.

Menander on culture

Whom the gods love dies young.

Menander on dies

The character of a man is known from his conversations.

Menander on character

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

Menander on fame

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.

Menander on life

Bad company corrupts good character.

Menander on bad

The man who runs may fight again.

Menander on fight

It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.

Menander on engenders

Riches cover a multitude of woes.

Menander on cover

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

Menander on fig

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.

Menander on bravado