The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
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.
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
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.
He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
It will not always be summer; build barns.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
So the people will pay the penalty for their kings’ presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.