Hesiod


Hesiod Quotes

  • ''Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 375.
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  • ''It will not always be summer; build barns.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 503.
  • ''Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 356.
  • ''For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 372.
  • ''Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 349.
  • ''Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 217.
  • ''If you speak evil, you will soon be worse spoken of.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 721.
  • ''The man who is rich in fancy thinks that his wagon is already built; poor fool, he does not know that there are a hundred timbers to a wagon.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 455.
  • ''For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 702.
  • ''He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 265.

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