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Publilius Syrus

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Stultum facit fortuna, quem vult perdere.
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Translation: Whom Fortune wishes to destroy she first makes mad.
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Maxim 911. One of the most famous renditions of the ancient Greek proverb (which is anonymous and dates to the 5th century BCE or earlier).
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The provenance of the proverb and its English versions is at Wikipedia's Euripides page, under the heading "Misattributed".

 
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