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Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.

One great difference between a wise man and a fool is, the former only wishes for what he may possibly obtain; the latter desires impossibilities.

Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.

The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures. There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women.

The good things of life are produced by learning with hard work; the bad are reaped of their own accord, without hard work.

The needy animal knows how much it needs, but the needy man does not.

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.

There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom.

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.

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