Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
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.
At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the savings comes too late.
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.
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.
But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth.
For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.
For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death.
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear.
If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.
It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.
Never make a companion equal to a brother.