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Hesiod Quotes and Sayings

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Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

Related topics: Trust

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things.
- Hesiod

 

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

Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
- Hesiod

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

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For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
- Hesiod

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

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

The fool knows after he's suffered.
- Hesiod

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

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

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

How easily some light report is set about,
but how difficult to bear.
- Hesiod

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

A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother.
- Hesiod

Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
- Hesiod

When you deal with your brother, be pleasant,
but get a witness.
- Hesiod

Happy is the man whom the Muses love:
sweet speech flows from his mouth.
- Hesiod

It will not always be summer; build barns.
- Hesiod

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.
- Hesiod

Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
- Hesiod

A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
- Hesiod

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

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

It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
- Hesiod

Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.
- Hesiod

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
- Hesiod

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.
- Hesiod

Never make a companion equal to a brother.
- Hesiod

Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.
- Hesiod

He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man;
for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
- Hesiod

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

Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children
lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.
- Hesiod

At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill
but be saving in the middle;
for at the bottom the savings comes too late.
- Hesiod

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

He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another,
and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
- Hesiod

Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins
and contrives presumptuous deeds.
- Hesiod

For a man wins nothing better than a good wife,
and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.
- Hesiod

Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin.
- Hesiod

Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
- Hesiod

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

Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.
- Hesiod

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
but he who hates correction is stupid.
- Anonymous

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with
the gift of your attention.
- Jim Rohn

The future is something which everyone reaches at the
rate of 60 minutes an hour,
whatever he does, whoever he is.
- C. S. Lewis

I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police
because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.
- Ilie Nastase

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy,
and when I make music I always hope it will have the
same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
- Aeschylus

Pretty much whoever wins the tournament at the end
of the week is the guy that putted probably the best.
- Retief Goosen

Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home.
While you are building your third story,
the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
- Franz Grillparzer

All of the penciling was consistently done by one person
and the inking was whoever could finish on time.
- Gil Kane

Whoever won't fight when the President calls him,
deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid
of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.
- Bodhidharma

I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white,
will hit more home runs than myself.
Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him.
- Hank Aaron

Whoever controls the media, the images,
controls the culture.
- Allen Ginsberg

It's a crying shame we don't play more parks and fairs.
I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are,
so that we could get involved in a different way.
- Davy Jones

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
- Jim Morrison

Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost
the past and is dead to the future.
- Sophocles

Whoever has an original thing to say,
it is sort of a threat to the status quo.
- Steve Lacy

Whoever lives among many evils just as I,
how can dying not be a source of gain?
- Sophocles

Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country,
I rate him nowhere.
- Sophocles

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.
- Alexander Pope

Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing,
some kind of excellence is within my reach.
- John W. Gardner


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