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Hesiod


Hesiod [??????? H?síodos] was an early Greek poet, believed to have lived around the year 700 BC.
Hesiod
The dawn speeds a man on his journey, and speeds him too in his work.
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Love, who is most beautiful among the immortal gods, the melter of limbs, overwhelms in their hearts the intelligence and wise counsel of all gods and all men.
Hesiod
Take your fill when the cask is first opened and when it is nearly spent, but midways be sparing: it is poor saving when you come to the lees. (translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White)




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If you should put even a little on a little, and should do this often, soon this too would become big.
Hesiod
Inhibition is no good provider for a needy man, Inhibition, which does men great harm and great good. Inhibition attaches to poverty, boldness to wealth.
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Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
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He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
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I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words... When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly disrespectful and impatient of restraint.
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Potter bears a grudge against potter, and craftsman against craftsman, and beggar is envious of beggar, and bard of bard.
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There was not after all a single kind of strife, but on earth there are two kinds: one of them a man might praise when he recognized her, but the other is blameworthy.
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We know how to speak many falsehoods which resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.




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Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
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There's no place like home.
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Fools, they do not even know how much more is the half than the whole.
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Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
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And she conceived and bore to Zeus, who delights in the thunderbolt, two sons, Magnes and Macedon, rejoicing in horses, who dwell round about Pieria and Olympus.
Hesiod
A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
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Gossip is mischievous, light and easy to raise, but grievous to bear and hard to get rid of. No gossip ever dies away entirely, if many people voice it: it too is a kind of divinity.
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A man fashions ill for himself who fashions ill for another, and the ill design is most ill for the designer.
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At the beginning of a cask and at the end take your fill; in the middle be sparing.


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