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Euripides

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Circumstances rule men and not men circumstances.
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Herodotus, Book 7, Ch. 49; Misattributed to Euripedes in "The Imperial Four" by Professor Creasy in Bentley's Miscellany Vol. 33 (January 1853), p. 22
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Variant translation: Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

 
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