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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Greek Proverbs
  [Greek]—Before the act consider, so that nothing foolish may arise out of it.  1
  [Greek]—Fear old age, for it does not come alone.  2
  [Greek]—He who is about to marry is on the way to repentance.  3
  [Greek]—Man is an air-bubble.  4
  [Greek]—One man is no man.  5
  [Greek]—Success is befriended by many people.  6
  [Greek]—The fountain of wisdom flows through books.  7
  [Greek]—The gods themselves do not fight against necessity.  8
  [Greek]—When the candle is taken away, every woman is alike.  9
  [Greek]—While the fisher sleeps the net takes.  10
  Beauty is the flowering of virtue.  11
  Morgenstunde hat Gold im Munde—The morning hour has gold in its mouth.  12
  Nature needs little, fancy (Wahn) much.  13
  The bearers of the thyrsus (the symbol of the Bacchus inspiration) are many, but the Bacchants (the truly inspired) are few.  14
  The man who fears not death will start at no shadows.  15

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