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But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless
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"But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless"

- Sophocles

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This quote by Sophocles is a caution against accepting presents from enemies. It is a suggestion that even if an opponent appears to be offering something of value, it is likely to be a trap or a ploy to acquire a benefit. The quote implies that accepting presents from enemies is not only ill-advised, but also ultimately fruitless. It recommends that enemies are not to be relied on which their presents are not genuine. The quote likewise indicates that it is much better to be wary of opponents and their objectives, instead of to be taken in by their incorrect promises. Ultimately, this quote works as a pointer to be careful and to reconsider before accepting presents from enemies.

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Sophocles This quote is written / told by Sophocles between 496 BC and 405 BC. He was a famous Author from Greece. The author also have 100 other quotes.

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