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.
Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
The half is greater than the whole.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
The fool knows after he's suffered.
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.
Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.
For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you she is after your barn.
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.
Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above this is the right time for marriage.
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