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.
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.