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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  [Greek]—Be sure you take for wife a woman of your own neighbourhood.  1
  [Greek]—Do not make evil gains; evil gains are equal to losses.  2
  [Greek]—Fools, they don’t even know how much half is more than the whole.    From Pittacus.  3
  [Greek]—Labour is no disgrace.  4
  [Greek]—The gods have placed sweat in front of virtue.  5
  [Greek]—The half (i.e., well used) is more than the whole (i.e., abused).  6
  Diligence increases the fruits of labour.  7
  Non semper erit æstas—It will not always be summer.  8
  Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and poor man has a grudge against poor man, and poet against poet.  9
  The ridge once gained, the path so hard of late / Runs easy on, and level with the gate (to virtue).  10
  Where virtue dwells, the gods have placed before / The dropping sweat that springs from every pore, / And ere the feet can reach her bright abode, / Long, rugged, steep the ascent, and rough the road.  11

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