Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Hesiod NULL

Greek Oral Poet

"Do not seek dishonest gains: dishonest gains are losses."

"Long and steep is the path to virtue."

"That man is best who considers everything for himself."

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

"Timeliness is best in all matters."

"The man who procrastinates struggles with ruin."

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

"Evil counsel is most evil to him who gives it."

"In man speaks God."

"Only by suffering does the fool learn."

"Shame goes with poverty, but confidence with wealth."

"Whatever be your lot, work is best for you."

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

"It is easy to be brave from a safe distance."

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

"Acquisition means life to miserable mortals. "

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

"It will not always be summer; build barns. "

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