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PHAEDRUS (THRACE OF MACEDONIA)
Roman poet and short story writer
(15 BC - 50 AD)
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A man who suddenly becomes generous may please fools, but he will not deceive the wise.
      - [Generosity]

Bores to themselves, to others caviar.
      - [Bores]

Every man is bound to tolerate the act of which be himself has set the example.
      - [Example]

Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
      - [Results]

He deservedly loses his own property, who covets that of another.
      - [Covetousness]

He who assists the wicked will in time rue it.
      - [Proverbs]

He who has once made himself notorious as utterly unprincipled, is not credited even when he speaks the truth.
      - [Proverbs]

He who trusts himself for safety to the care of a wicked man, in seeking succour meets with ruin.
      - [Proverbs]

Hence we cannot see our own faults; when others transgress we become censors.
      - [Selfishness]

However exalted our position, we should still not despise the powers of the humble.
      - [Proverbs]

Judge of a tree by its fruit, not by its leaves.
      - [Proverbs]

Liars pay the penalty of their own misdeeds.
      - [Proverbs]

Oh, rare the headpiece, if but brains were there!
      - [Brain]

Out of breath to no possible purpose; in attempting everything, doing nothing.
      - [Proverbs]

Relaxation should at times be given to the mind, the better to fit it for toil when resumed.
      - [Proverbs]

Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
      - [Friendship]

Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
      - [Evil]

Success brings many to ruin.
      - [Proverbs]

The Athenians erected a large statue of Aesop, and placed him, though a slave, on a lasting pedestal, to show that the way to honor lies open indifferently to all.
      - [Honor]

The master looks sharpest to his own business.
      - [Business]

The mind ought sometimes to be the amused, that it may the better return to thought, and to itself.
      - [Amusements]

The poor man, while he apes the wealthy, effects his own ruin. [The fable of frog and the cow.]
      - [Proverbs]

The soft speeches of the wicked are full of deceit.
      - [Proverbs]

The success of the wicked tempts many to sin.
      - [Proverbs]

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
      - [Proverbs : Revenge]


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