We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
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.
A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
The half is greater than the whole.
The fool knows after he’s suffered.
Fools! not to know how health and temperance bless the rustic swain, while luxury destroys her pampered train.
The man who procrastinates struggles with ruin.
There is also an evil name or report, light, indeed, and easy to raise, but difficult to carry, and still more difficult to get rid of.
It will not always be summer: build barns.
Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning.
I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
Topics: Just for Fun, Future, Discipline, Youth
If you only keep adding little by little, it will soon become a big heap.
Topics: One Step at a Time
The seeds of our punishment are sown at the same time we commit the sin.
Money is life to us wretched mortals.
Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
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