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MENANDER
Greek dramatic poet
(c. 341 BC - c. 293 BC)

A daughter is an embarrassing and ticklish possession.
      - [Daughters]

A man that runs away may fight again.
      - after the battle of Chaeronea, 338 BC
        [War]

All animals are more happy than man. Look, for instance, on yonder ass; all allow him to be miserable; his evils, however, are not brought on by himself and his own fault; he feels only those which nature has inflicted. We, on the contrary, besides our necessary ills, draw upon ourselves a multitude of others.
      - [Evil]

All places are the temple of God, for it is the mind that prays to him.
      - [Prayer]

Chance is a kind of god, for it preserves many things which we do not observe.
      - [Chance]

He that lends an easy and credulous ear to calumny is either a man of very ill morals or has no more sense and understanding than a child.
      - [Calumny]

Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
      - [Mutability]

Men are taught virtue and a love of independence by living in the country.
      - [Country]

Peace gives food to the husbandman, even in the midst of rocks; war brings misery to him, even in the most fertile plains.
      - [Peace]

That which turns out well is better than any law.
      - [Success]

There is no better provision for life than impudence and a brazen face.
      - [Impudence]

There is nothing more daring than ignorance.
      - [Ignorance]

To live is not to live for one's self alone; let us help one another.
      - [Brotherhood]

It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.
      - in Dubner's ed. of his "Fragments" app'd to Aristophanes in Didot's "Bibliotheca Groeca",
        (p. 102, l. 101) [Evil]

Of all wild beasts on earth or in sea, the greatest is a woman.
      - E Supposititio (p. 182) [Women]

It is as easy to draw back a stone thrown with force from the hand, as to recall a word once spoken.
      - Ex Incert. Comoed (p. 216) [Words]

Nothing is more useful than silence.
      - Ex Incert. Comoed (p. 216) [Silence]

Truth, when not sought after, sometimes comes to light.
      - Ex Verberata (p. 160) [Truth]

A god from a machine (artificial or mechanical contrivance).
  [Lat., Deus ex machina.]
      - Theop (5) [Gods]


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