Facts about Hesiod

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Hesiod was a famous Poet from Greece, who lived between 800 BC and 720 BC.

Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Hesiod, under the main topic Funny.

Famous quotes by Hesiod (36)


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"Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age"
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"Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune"
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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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"Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin"
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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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"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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"Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn"
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"Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man"
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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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"Acquisition means life to miserable mortals"
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"Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race"
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"It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus"
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"If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big"
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"He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace"
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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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"Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet"
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"Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds"
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"If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much"
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"Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death"
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"For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike"
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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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"Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood"
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"The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest"
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"Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor"
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"Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth"
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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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"How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear"
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"He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner"
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"Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it"
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"A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage"
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"Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace"
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"Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers"
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"Never make a companion equal to a brother"
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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 day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother"


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