Greek Comic Playwright, Poet and Dramatist
"He that lends an easy and credulous ear to calumny is either a man of very ill morals or has no more sense and understanding than a child."
"Being a man ne'er asks the gods for life set free from grief, but asks for courage that endures long."
"He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor."
"To be sure, this requires effort and love, a careful cultivation of the spiritual life, and a watchful, honest, active oversight of all one's mental attitudes towards things and people. It is not to be learned by world-flight, running away from things, turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, one must learn an inner solitude, where or with whomsoever he may be. He must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed on his mind."
"Being mortal, never pray for an untroubled life; But ask the gods to give you an enduring heart."