Hesiod


Hesiod Quotes

  • ''They are fools who do not know how much the half exceeds the whole.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 40.
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  • ''The fool learns by suffering.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 216.
  • ''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.
  • ''But countless plagues wander among men; for earth is full of evils, and the sea is full.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 100.
  • ''Do not get a name as overly lavish or too inhospitable.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 715.
  • ''For now indeed is the race of iron; and men never cease from labour and sorrow by day and from perishing by night.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 176-178.
  • ''A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 825.
  • ''Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 311.
  • ''Never make a companion equal to a brother.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 707.
  • ''Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 93.

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