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When I go into a museum and see the mummies wrapped in their linen bandages, I see that the lives of men began to need reform as l ...
The age of the world is great enough for our imaginations, even according to the Mosaic account, without borrowing any years from ...
I have made a very rude translation of the Seven against Thebes, and Pindar too I have looked at, and wish he was better worth tra ...
Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage.
For he does not wish to seem but to be just.
Never in misfortune nor in prosperity may I share my dwelling with the tribe of women.
We have a man who does not boast, but whose hand sees what must be done.
And in this too profit begets profit.
What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.
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