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  1. The fool knows after he's suffered.

  2. Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.

  3. If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.

  4. A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.

  5. If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.

  6. The half is greater than the whole.

  7. 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.

  8. Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.

  9. Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin.

  10. Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.

  11. For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.

  12. Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.

  13. Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steer is the way to it.

  14. We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.

  15. Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.

  16. Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.

  17. It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.

  18. If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.

  19. The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.

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  20. So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.

  21. The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.

  22. 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.

  23. Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning.

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  24. Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.

  25. I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.

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When was Hesiod birthday? Hesiod was born on October 16.

Who is Hesiod? Some facts about Hesiod from biography. Hesiod, the father of Greek didactic poetry, probably flourished during the 8th century BC. Hesiod's earliest poem, the famous Works and Days, and according to Boeotian testimony the only genuine one, embodies the experiences of his daily life and work, and, interwoven with episodes of fable, allego... Read more about Hesiod on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Hesiod on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Hesiod on Amazon to get more reference.


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