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20 Famous Quotes by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia)

I never knew any many in my life, who could not bear another's misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.

Misfortune Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (V, 4, 12)

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Those who plot the destruction of others often fall themselves. [Lat., Saepe intereunt aliis meditantes necem.]

Revenge Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables--Appendix (VI, 11)

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Jupiter has placed upon us two wallets. Hanging behind each person's back he has given one full of his own faults; in front he has hung a heavy one full of other people's. [Lat., Peras imposuit Jupiter nobis duas. Propriis repletam vitiis post tergum dedit; Alienis ante pectus supendit gravem.]

Faults Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (bk. IV, 9, 1)

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All the old knives That have rusted in my back, I drive in yours.

Revenge Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables--Appendix (VI, 11)

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A coward boasting of his courage may deceive strangers, but he is a laughing-stock to those who know him. [Lat., Virtutis expers verbis jactans gloriam Ignotos fallit, notis est derisui.]

Cowards Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (I, 11, 1)

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Every one ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct. [Lat., Sua quisque exempla debet aequo animo pati.]

Patience Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (I, 26, 12)

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Unless what we do is useful, our glory is vain. [Lat., Nisi utile est quod facimus, stulta est gloria.]

Glory Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (III, 17, 12)

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. [Fr., La patience est amere, mais son fruit est doux.]

Patience Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (I, 26, 12)

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They who delight to be flattered, pay for their folly by a late repentance. [Lat., Qu se laudari gaudent verbis subdolis, Sera dant peonas turpes poenitentia.]

Flattery Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (I, 13, 1)

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Riches are deservedly despised by a man of honor, because a well-stored chest intercepts the truth. [Lat., Opes invisae merito sunt forti viro, Quia dives arca veram laudem intercipit.]

Wealth Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (IV, 12, 1)

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True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves. [Lat., Verum est aviditas dives, et pauper pudor.]

Covetousness Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (II, 1, 12)

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Since you go where all have gone before, why do you torment your your disgraceful life with such mean ambitions, O miser? [Lat., Abiturus illuc priores abierunt, Quid mente caeca torques spiritum? Tibi dico, avare.]

Misers Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (IV, 19, 16)

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He carried and nourished in his breast a snake, tender-hearted against his own interest. [Lat., Colubram sustulit Sinuque fovet, contra se ipse misericors.]

Kindness Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (bk. IV, 18)

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That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer. [Lat., Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati.]

Disgrace Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (III, 11, 7)

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It is a sin for a plebian to grumble in public. [Lat., Palam mutire plebeio piaculum est.]

Sin Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (III, Epilogue, 34)

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What wilt thou do to thyself, who hast added insult to injury? [Lat., Quid facies tibi, Injuriae qui addideris contumeliam?]

Insult Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (V, 3, 4)

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Those who give bad advice to the prudent, both lose their pains and are laughed to scorn. [Lat., Consilia qui dant prava cautis hominibus, Et perdunt operam et deridentur tupiter.]

Advice Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (I, 25)

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Out of breath to no purpose, in doing much doing nothing. A race (of busybodies) hurtful to itself and most hateful to all others. [Lat., Gratis anhelans, multa agendo nihil agens. Sibi molesta, et aliis odiosissima.]

Nothingness Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (bk. II, 5, 3)

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Whoever has fallen from his former high estate is in his calamity the scorn even of the base. [Lat., Quicumque amisit dignitatem pristinam Ignavis etiam jocus est in casu gravi.]

Misfortune Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (I, 21, 1)

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Rashness brings success to few, misfortune to many. [Lat., Paucis temeritas est bono, multis malo.]

Misfortune Quotes, by Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) , Source: Fables (V, 4, 12)

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