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Fear is stronger than arms.
[Strong]
 

For a deadly blow let him pay with a deadly blow; it is for him who has done a deed to suffer.
 

For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
 

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
 

For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
 

For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.
 

For know that no one is free, except Zeus.
 

For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends.
 

For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.
 

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
 

For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
 

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
[Against]
 

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
 

God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
 

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
 

He hears but half who hears one party only.
[Prejudice]
 

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
 

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.
[Against]
 

His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.
 

I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
 


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