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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Euripides. (480 or 485–406 B.C.) (continued)
 
8500
    Try first thyself, and after call in God;
For to the worker God himself lends aid. 1
          Hippolytus. Frag. 435.
8501
    Second thoughts are ever wiser. 2
          Hippolytus. Frag. 436.
8502
    Toil, says the proverb, is the sire of fame.
          Licymnius. Frag. 477.
8503
    Cowards do not count in battle; they are there, but not in it.
          Meleager. Frag. 523.
8504
    A woman should be good for everything at home, but abroad good for nothing.
          Meleager. Frag. 525.
8505
    Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
          Œdipus. Frag. 546.
8506
    When good men die their goodness does not perish,
But lives though they are gone. As for the bad,
All that was theirs dies and is buried with them.
          Temenidæ. Frag. 734.
8507
    Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.
          Phœoenix. Frag. 809.
8508
    Who knows but life be that which men call death,
And death what men call life?
          Phrixus. Frag. 830.
8509
    Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
          Phrixus. Frag. 927.
8510
    The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
          Phrixus. Frag. 970.
 
Mimnermus. (fl. late 7th cent. B.C.)
 
8511
    We are all clever enough at envying a famous man while he is yet alive, and at praising him when he is dead.
          Frag. 1.
 
Note 1.
See Herbert, Quotation 28. [back]
Note 2.
See Henry, Quotation 4. [back]
 

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