Hesiod


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  • ''He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 210.
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  • ''But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 225.
  • ''Do not put off your work until tomorrow and the day after. For the sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor the one who puts off his work; industry aids work, but the man who puts off work always wrestles with disaster.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 410.
  • ''A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 346.
  • ''Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 395.
  • ''False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 317.
  • ''And Zeus will destroy this race of mortal men too, when they, at their birth, have grey hair on their temples.''
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 180-181.

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