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Never make a companion equal to a brother.
It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
Love, who is most beautiful among the immortal gods, the melter of limbs, overwhelms in their hearts the intelligence and wise counsel of all gods and all men.
The artist envies what the arties gains, The bard the rival bard's successful strains.
It will not always be summer: build barns.
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
Bacteria: The only culture some people have.
If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
Only fools need suffer to learn.
Do not let any sweet-talking woman beguile your good sense with the fascinations of her shape. It's your barn she's after.
The Gods rank work above virtues.
The man who procrastinates struggles with ruin.
Timeliness is best in all matters.
Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
In front of excellence, the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.
He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
Far best is he who is himself all-wise, and he, too, good who listens to wise words; But whoso is not wise or lays to hear another's wisdom is a useless man.
Inhibition is no good provider for a needy man
They are fools who do not know how much the half exceeds the whole.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
He is a fool who tries to match his strength with the stronger.
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.
Long exercise, my friend, inures the mind; And what we once disliked we pleasing find.
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
Work is not a shame. Laziness is a shame.
In the morning of like, work; in the midday, give counsel; in the evening, pray.
You trust a thief when you trust a woman.
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.
A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.
Best is the man who thinks for himself.
For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
Money is life to us wretched mortals.
When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness.
If you speak evil, you will soon be worse spoken of.
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
He's only harming himself who's bent upon harming another
It is a hard thing for a man to be righteous, if the unrighteous man is to have the greater right.
The fool learns by suffering.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
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.
No whispered rumours which the many spread can wholly perish.
Drink your fill when the jar is first opened, and when it is nearly done, but be sparing when it is half-empty; it's a poor savingwhen you come to the dregs.
A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother.
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.