τῶν ποιουμένων: so El. 84 (just before an exit, as here): “ταῦτα γὰρ φέρει
νίκην τ᾽ ἐφ᾽ ἡμῖν καὶ κράτος τῶν δρωμένων
”. The γνώμη here, though perhaps meant to mark the caution taught by bitter experience (cp. 273), has the tone of Periclean Athens: cp. Thuc. 2.40 (it is a mischief) “μὴ προδιδαχθῆναι...λόγῳ πρότερον ἢ ἐπὶ ἃ δεῖ ἔργῳ ἐλθεῖν”: 3. 42 (Diodotus answering Cleon) “τοὺς...λόγους... διδασκάλους τῶν πραγμάτων”.