A councilor ought not to sleep the whole night through, a man to whom the populace is entrusted, and who has many responsibilities. The Iliad

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A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases. The Iliad

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A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king. The Iliad

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A small rock holds back a great wave. The Odyssey

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A young man is embarrassed to question an older one. The Odyssey

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All men have need of the gods. The Odyssey

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All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious. The Odyssey

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Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards. The Odyssey

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By their own follies they perished, the fools. The Odyssey

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Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast, for better far is gentle courtesy.

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