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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. "
" Wisdom comes alone through suffering. "
" I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery. "
I Have Learned
" Mourn for me rather as living than as dead. "
" Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind. "
" You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense. "
" From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. "
" 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. "
" For hostile word let hostile word be paid. "
" Memory is the mother of all wisdom. "
" It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. "
" There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually. "
" What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest? "
" Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen. "
" A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house. "
" He who goes unenvied shall not be admired. "
" 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. "
" There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. "
" When a match has equal partners then I fear not. "
" And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin. "
" It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers. "
" Words are the physicians of a mind diseased. "
" 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. "
" For know that no one is free, except Zeus. "
" Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly. "
" The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen. "
" It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. "
" It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. "
" God always strives together with those who strive. "
" When a man's willing and eager the god's join in. "
" Death is softer by far than tyranny. "