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Menander Quotes

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342 BC - 292 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Greek Poet

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


The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.


The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.


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


Culture makes all men gentle.


Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.


Whom the gods love dies young.


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


Riches cover a multitude of woes.


Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.


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


The man who runs may fight again.


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


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


The character of a man is known from his conversations.


It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.


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