"Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest."
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"The god loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest."
"I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it."
"Let there be nothing untried; for nothing happens by itself, but men obtain all things by trying."
"Soft men tend to be born from soft countries."
"Of all possessions a friend is the most precious."
"Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate."
"But I like not these great successes of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods."
"Mens fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever."
"Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men."
"Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change."
"The worst part a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing."
"In soft regions are born soft men."
"All men's gains are the fruit of venturing."
"How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied."
"The destiny of man is in his own soul"
"Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks."
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