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(c. 700-????) born on
Jan 00
Greek poet. "The Father of Greek Didactic Poetry" wrote "Works and Days," "Theogony," and "The Shield of Heracles."
A bad neighbour is as great a misfortune as a good one is a great blessing.

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 steer is the way to it.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
If thou shouldst lay up even a little upon a little, and shouldst do this often, soon would even this become great.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Works and Days," Line 346.
R: "Works and Days," Line 293.
A: "Works and Days,"" Line 27.
N: "Works and Days," Line 360.
K: "Works and Days," Line 25.

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