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Thoughts about the gods, when they come into my mind, are banished by painful understanding: [1105] what hope is there left to see their hidden workings in the fortunes and doings of mortals? For from one quarter comes one thing and from another another, and men's life is a shifting thing, [1110] ever unstable.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 1016
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