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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Sophocles
 
        Whoe’er imagines prudence all his own,
Or deems that he hath powers to speak and judge
Such as none other hath, when they are known,
They are found shallow.
  1
  A fool cannot be an actor, though an actor may act a fool’s part.  2
  A lie never lives to be old.  3
  A prudent man should neglect no circumstances.  4
  As sight is in the eye, so is the mind in the soul!  5
  Be sure no lie can ever reach old age.  6
  Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.  7
  For to cast away a virtuous friend, I call as bad as to cast away one’s own life, which one loves best.  8
  Heaven ne’er helps the man who will not help himself.  9
  It becomes one, while exempt from woes, to look to the dangers.  10
  It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good.  11
  Kindness gives birth to kindness.  12
  Man’s worst ill is stubbornness of heart.  13
  Observe, without labor nothing prospers.  14
  The gods love those of ordered soul.  15
  The rugged, all-nourishing earth.  16
  To women silence gives their proper grace.  17
  Truth is always straightforward.  18
 
 
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