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A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing. Hesiod#Neighbors 73
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. Hesiod#Admire 68
Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers. Hesiod#Trust 68
Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor. Hesiod#All 61
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. Hesiod#City 60
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. Hesiod#Excellence 58
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. Hesiod#Idleness 55
Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin. Hesiod#Base 54
Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death. Hesiod#Death 54
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. Hesiod#Best 48
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