Hesiod


Hesiod Quotes

  • ''Love, the fairest among the undying gods, who loosens the limbs of all gods and men,
    conquers resolve and prudent counsel within the breast.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 120.
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  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 613.
  • ''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.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 642.
  • ''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.
  • ''Do not put all your goods in hollow ships.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 689.
  • ''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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