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Phaedrus Quotes

A learned man has always riches in himself.

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.

Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.

Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.

I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.

In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name.

In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain.

It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard.

Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.

Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.

Success tempts many to their ruin.

That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.

The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it.

The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.

The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind.

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.

Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.

Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.