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  • 21.
    The fool learns by suffering.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 216.
  • 22.
    Do not put all your goods in hollow ships.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 689.
  • 23.
    It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 613.
  • 24.
    There dwell the children of the dark Night, the dread gods Sleep and Death.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 603.

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  • 25.
    Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 610.

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  • 26.
    Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 603.

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  • 27.
    Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 96.

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  • 28.
    How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 761.

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  • 29.
    Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 373.

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  • 30.
    Invite your friend to a feast, but leave your enemy alone; and especially invite the one who lives near you.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 342.

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