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Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Aegaean, and it brought
In particular I may mention Sophocles the poet, who was once asked in my presence, "How do you feel about love, Sophocles? are you ...
I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens ...
I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.
Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
A human being is only breath and shadow.
A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
Trouble brings trouble upon trouble.
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