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- μόνου γὰρ αὐτοῦ καὶ θεὸς στερίσκεται,
ἀγένητα ποιεῖν ἅσσ᾽ ἂν ᾖ πεπραγμένα.
- Even God cannot change the past.
- In Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics, Book VI, sect. 2, 1139b
- It is a part of probability that many improbable things will happen.
- Aristotle, Poetics, XXV, quoted by George Eliot in an epigraph to Chapter 41 of Daniel Deronda.
- Every ruler must remember three things. Firstly, that he rules man; secondly, that he rules according to law, and thirdly, that he does not rule for ever.
- Stobaeus, Florilegium, XL VI., 24, as reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of Quotations (1897), p. 515.