It will not always be summer; build barns.
Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
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.
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.
For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
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.
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.
Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
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