Hesiod

Greek poet

Lived from: 8th century BC

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Hesiod

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    A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
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    Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
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    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.
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    If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
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    If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
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    The fool knows after he's suffered.
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    The half is greater than the whole.
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    Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
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    We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
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