Hesiod

Hesiod
c. 750 B.C.
c. 650 B.C.

Greek Oral Poet

Author Quotes

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

It will not always be summer; build barns.

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

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

Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.

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

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

Shame goes with poverty, but confidence with wealth.

Whatever be your lot, work is best for you.

In man speaks God.

Only by suffering does the fool learn.

The man who procrastinates struggles with ruin.

Evil counsel is most evil to him who gives it.

Timeliness is best in all matters.

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

Long and steep is the path to virtue.

That man is best who considers everything for himself.

Do not seek dishonest gains: dishonest gains are losses.

If you speak evil, you yourself will soon be worse spoken of.

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First Name
Hesiod
Birth Date
c. 750 B.C.
Death Date
c. 650 B.C.
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Greek Oral Poet