Quotes by Phaedrus

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You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.

Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
First appearance deceives many.
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name.
Success tempts many to their ruin.
I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.

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