Alexis (c. 375 BC – c. 275 BC) was a Greek comic poet.
- Once thou art wed, no longer canst thou be
Lord of thyself.
- Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 34, 7.
- Of all thy blessings reckon wealth the least,
For 'tis the least secure of our possessions.
- Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 37.
- Though Fortune now be smiling, it behoves
To look ahead, nor e'er to trust in Fortune.
- Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 42.
- Not in vain oaths should prudent men believe,
But put their trust in actions.
- Our life is like to dice, which ever fall
In varying combinations; no one form
Has man's existence, but 'tis full of change.
- Stobaeus, Florilegium, CV., 4.
- Most wise men were agreed that it were best
Not to be born, but if that may not be,
Then with the least delay to reach the goal.
- Mandragorizomene, Fragment 1, 14.
- Harbottle, Thomas Benfield. Dictionary of Quotations (Classical). London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1897.