Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
Invite the man that loves thee to a feast but let alone thine enemy.
If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
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.
He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
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.
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 steep is the way to it.
He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.
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 for himself weaves woe who weaves for others woe and evil counsel on the counselor recoils.
How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear.
Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.
Do not seek evil gains evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.
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.
A bad neighbor is a misfortune as much as a good one is a great blessing.
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
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.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things.
The dawn speeds a man on his journey and speeds him too in his work.
The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.
A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.
He harms himself who does harm to another and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.