Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.
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.
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
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.
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.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.
Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things.
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.