Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.
Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)
Source: The Libation Bearers, 59
Contributed by: Zaady
For only Zeus is free.
Source: Prometheus Bound, Line 50
Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.
She [Helen] brought to Ilium her dowry, destruction.
Source: Agamemnon, 406
So in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft, "With our own feathers, not by others' hands, Are we now smitten."
Source: fragment 135
His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.
Source: The Seven Against Thebes, 592
Fear is stronger than arms.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place.
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
Ask the gods nothing excessive.
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