Pindar, Olympian 12.7-9

 

 

“No mortal has ever discovered a faithful sign of things to come from the gods: we are blind to the future.”

 

 

σύμβολον δ’ οὔ πώ τις ἐπιχθονίων

πιστὸν ἀμφὶ πράξιος ἐσσομένας εὗρεν θεόθεν,

τῶν δὲ μελλόντων τετύφλωνται φραδαί·