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" The fool knows after he's suffered. "
" Never make a companion equal to a brother. "
" Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds. "
" The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it. "
" But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper. "
" At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the savings comes too late. "
" A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage. "
" Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race. "
" Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace. "
" For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one. "
" How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear. "
" So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech. "
" Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better. "
" For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike. "
" Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn. "
" Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune. "
" We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things. "
" Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man. "
" Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth. "
" Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit. "
" He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner. "
" 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 steep is the way to it. "
" If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big. "
" When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness. "
" Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death. "
" False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth. "
" Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age. "
" Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet. "
" It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus. "
" It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. "
" Acquisition means life to miserable mortals. "