Hesiod Quotes


36 Hesiod quotes:



"Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man."
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"Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds."
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"Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things."
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"Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune."
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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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"A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother."
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"Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage."
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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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"For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one."
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"Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers."
"Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race."
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"Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace."
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"For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike."
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"At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the savings comes too late."
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"False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth."
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"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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