Quotations by Phaedrus

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899
Profession: Poet
Nationality: Roman


A learned man has always riches in himself.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Man)

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Alliance)

Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Example, Results)

Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Cruelty)

I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Liberty)

In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Change, Name, Nothing, Poor)

In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain.
- Phaedrus

It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Advice, Fool)

Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Friends, Fun, Strangers)

Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Evil, Present)

Success tempts many to their ruin.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Success, Ruin)

That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Disgrace, Man)

The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Will)

The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Power, Danger)

The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Intelligence, Mind)

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: May, Mind, Thinking)

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.
- Phaedrus

Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Appearance, First)

Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Truth, Fraud)

Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.
- Phaedrus
(Keywords: Cause, Excess)







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