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Menander


Greek dramatist, the chief representative of the New Comedy, was born in Athens.
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Menander
Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.
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Whom the gods love dies young.
Menander
Rest assured,
for every piece of business the most businesslike thing is
to choose the right moment.




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The man who runs may fight again.
Menander
Riches cover a multitude of woes.
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I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.
Menander
To say more than what's necessary
I don't think is appropriate for a man. Except know this, child
for I wish to tell you a little about me and my character
if everyone were like me there wouldn't be law courts,
and they wouldn't take them away to prisons,
and there wouldn't be wars, but having goods in measure each man would be happy.
But perhaps those things are more pleasing. Act that way.
This difficult and grouchy old man will be out of your way.
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At times discretion should be thrown aside, and with the foolish we should play the fool.
Menander
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Menander
Conscience is a God to all mortals.
Menander
The truth sometimes not sought for comes forth to the light.




Menander quotes
This man has lived here
a reasonably long time and has gladly talked in his life
to no one, has spoken first to no one
except of necessity, since he is a neighbor and passes by me,
Pan. And he immediately regrets it,
I'm sure.
Menander
Even if you were a softy, you took the mattock, you dug,
you were willing to work. In this part he most shows himself a man,
whoever tolerates making himself equal to another,
rich to poor.  For this man will bear a change of fortune
with self-control.  You have given a sufficient proof of your character. 
I wish only that you remain as you are.
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It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Menander
You are by your epiphany a veritable "god from the machine."
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Marriage, if one will face the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil.
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