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Hesiod Quotes

Greek Poet

The half is greater than the whole.

Category: Appreciation

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.

Category: Excellence

The fool knows after he's suffered.

Category: Experience

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

Category: Jealousy

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

Category: Marriage

Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.

Category: Materialism

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

Category: Neighbors

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

Category: Patience

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

Category: Things And Little Things

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

Category: Truth