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Zeus, who sets mortals on the path to understanding, Zeus, who has established as a fixed law that “wisdom comes by suffering.” But even as trouble, bringing memory of pain, drips over the mind in sleep, [180] so wisdom comes to men, whether they want it or not. Harsh, it seems to me, is the grace of gods enthroned upon their awful seats.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax, 249
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Philoctetes, 141
    • Walter Leaf, Commentary on the Iliad (1900), 4.166
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