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Menander Quotes

Culture makes all men gentle.

Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.

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

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

It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.

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

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.

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

Riches cover a multitude of woes.

The character of a man is known from his conversations.

The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.

The man who runs may fight again.

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

The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.

Whom the gods love dies young.