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To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
 

To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand.
[Prayer]
 

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
 

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
 

We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
 

We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
 

What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
 

What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
 

What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
 

What is there more kindly than the feelings between host and guest?
 

When a man's willing and eager, God joins in.
 

When a match has equal partners, then I fear not.
 

When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
 

Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
 

Who except the gods can live time through forever without any pain?
[Acceptance]
 

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
 

Wisdom comes only through suffering.
[Wisdom]
 

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
 

You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
 

Zeus, first cause, prime mover, for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?
 


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