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

R
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.
A
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
N
If thou shouldst lay up even a little upon a little, and shouldst do this often, soon would even this become great.
K
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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