Who is Hesiodus?

Greek antic poet and contemporary of Homer, the other famous Greek poet, not the overweight yellow power plant operator.

Quotes by Hesiodus

“A man who works evil against another works it really against himself, and bad advice is worst for the one who devised it.”

Hesiodus Works and Days

“But he who neither thinks for himself nor learns from others, is a failure as a man.”

Hesiodus Works and Days

“Do not let any sweet-talking woman beguile your good sense with the fascination of her shape. It's your barn she's after.”

Hesiodus Works and Days

“For a man can win nothing better than a good wife, and nothing more painful than a bad one.”

Hesiodus Works and Days

“If anything, which ought not to happen, happens in your neighborhood, neighbors come as they are to help; relatives dress first.”

Hesiodus Works and Days

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

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“It is best to work, at whatever you have a talent for doing, without turning your greedy thought toward what some other man possesses, but take care of your own livelihood, as I advise you.”

Hesiodus Works and Days

“That man is best who sees the truth himself. Good too is he who listens to wise counsel. But who is neither wise himself nor willing to ponder wisdom is not worth a straw.”

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