Hesiod Quotes


36 Hesiod quotes:



"Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers."
"Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn."
"Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age."
"I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint."
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"But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper."
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"The fool learns by suffering."
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"Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things."
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"So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech."
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"Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit."
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"It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy."
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"A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage."
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"Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better."
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"When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness."
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"For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one."
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"It will not always be summer; build barns."
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"Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race."
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"Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune."
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"Never make a companion equal to a brother."
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"Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame."
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"Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart."
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