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For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one. ---->>>

It will not always be summer; build barns. ---->>>

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.

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.

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.

Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.

It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus. ---->>>

Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor. ---->>>

A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother. ---->>>

Never make a companion equal to a brother.

Never make a companion equal to a brother.

Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.

Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.

Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.

Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.

A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage. ---->>>

Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet. ---->>>

When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness. ---->>>

The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it. ---->>>

Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart. ---->>>

It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. ---->>>

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech. ---->>>

Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds. ---->>>

He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner. ---->>>

If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much. ---->>>

Acquisition means life to miserable mortals. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The fool knows after he's suffered. ---->>>

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin. ---->>>

He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace. ---->>>

How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear. ---->>>

If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big. ---->>>

Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race. ---->>>

Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death. ---->>>

For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike. ---->>>

Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man. ---->>>

We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things. ---->>>

Biography

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Name: Hesiod
Nationality: Greek
Born: 800 BC
Birthplace:
Die: 720 BC
Occupation: Poet
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