What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.
Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
For know that no one is free, except Zeus.
For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.
For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
God always strives together with those who strive.
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.