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Phaedrus Quotes

Macedonian Inventor and Writer

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.

Category: Achievement

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.

Category: Agreement

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

Category: Amusement

Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.

Category: Appearance

First appearance deceives many.

Category: Appearance

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

Category: Evil

The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.

Category: Humility

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

Category: Liberty

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

Category: Lies And Lying

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

Category: Poverty And The Poor

Success tempts many to their ruin.

Category: Success

Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.

Category: Tenderness

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Category: Wisdom

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

Category: Wit