Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
The fool knows after he’s suffered.
If you only keep adding little by little, it will soon become a big heap.
Topics: One Step at a Time
If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
The seeds of our punishment are sown at the same time we commit the sin.
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.
It will not always be summer: build barns.
Fools! not to know how health and temperance bless the rustic swain, while luxury destroys her pampered train.
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.
The half is greater than the whole.
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: Future, Youth, Just for Fun, Discipline
The man who procrastinates struggles with ruin.
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.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
Money is life to us wretched mortals.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
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