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Wise, Patience, Hope. But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to do it, and rough at first. ... Hesiod Quotes. Works and Days, 410. Do not seek dishonest gains: dishonest gains are losses. ''For dawn takes away a third part of your work, and advances a man on his journey, and advances him in his work.'' “Theogony ; and, Works and days”, Oxford University Press, USA, Hesiod (2013). “A man who works evil against another works it really against himself, and bad advice is worst for the one who devised it”. “Delphi Complete Works of Hesiod (Illustrated)”, p.49, Delphi Classics, There is a mistake in the text of this quote. Actions from youth, advice from the middle-aged, prayers from the aged.

Theogony, 120. Share. 25. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor. Hesiod was a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. She rouses even the resourceless person to work. No gossip ever dies away entirely, if many people voice it: it too is a kind of divinity.“, „Bring home a wife to your house when you are of the right age, while you are not far short of thirty years nor much above; this is the right age for marriage.“, „Badness you can get easily, in quantity: the road is smooth, and it lies close by. If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great. who is rich, who strives to plow, to plant, to keep his household in order, then it is that neighbor envies neighbor, as the rich man is striving for his wealth. Let it please thee to keep in order a moderate-sized farm, that so thy garners may be full of fruits in their season. „It will not always be summer, build barns.“, „Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.“, „This man, I say, is most perfect who shall have understood everything for himself, after having devised what may be best afterward and unto the end: and good again is he likewise who shall have complied with one advising him well: but whoso neither himself hath understanding, nor when he hears another, lays it to heart, he on the other hand is a worthless man.“, „Wealth should not be seized: god-given wealth is much better.“, „Take your fill when the cask is first opened and when it is nearly spent, but midways be sparing: it is poor saving when you come to the lees.“, „Work the work which the gods ordained for men, lest in bitter anguish of spirit you with your wife and children seek your livelihood amongst your neighbours, and they do not heed you.“, „Neighbour vies with his neighbour as he hurries after wealth. Hesiod Quotes. In the race for wealth, a neighbor tries to outdo his neighbor, but this strife is good for men. That man is best who sees the truth himself. His is the first in European poetry in which the poet regards himself as a topic, an individual with a distinctive role to play. „Do not put your work off till to-morrow and the day after; for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off work is always at hand-grips with ruin.“ — Hesiod, book Works and Days The man who procrastinates is always struggling with misfortunes. ), Greek didactic poet. Potter envies potter, carpenter envies carpenter. Hesiod also speaks to Perses directly, urging him to abandon his schemes and thenceforth to gain his livelihood through strenuous and persistent work: “Before success the immortal gods have placed the sweat of our brows.” The two are also called the first great writers of Greek literature, having written during Greece's Archaic Age.Beyond the act of writing, they are central to the history of ancient Greece because the "father of history," Herodotus, (Book II) credits them with giving the Greeks their gods: The best is he who calls men to the best. So utterly impossible is it to escape the will of Zeus.“, „Do not put your work off till to-morrow and the day after; for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off work is always at hand-grips with ruin.“, „There was not after all a single kind of strife, but on earth there are two kinds: one of them a man might praise when he recognized her, but the other is blameworthy.“, „Hunger is altogether a meet comrade for the sluggard.“, „A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.“, „Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.“, „Potter bears a grudge against potter, and craftsman against craftsman, and beggar is envious of beggar, and bard of bard.“, „[Thus] the people pay for the mad folly of their princes who, evilly minded, pervert judgement and give sentence crookedly.“, „Gossip is mischievous, light and easy to raise, but grievous to bear and hard to get rid of. Work Opportunity Reward More. ), Greek didactic poet. Badness you can get easily, in quantity. Do not put all your goods in hollow ships. Hesiod urges Perses to “lay this down in your heart” so that “Strife who exults in misfortune” (37) does not distract him from work by encouraging him to become involved in disputes. Two or three times, may be, you will succeed, but if you trouble them further, it will not avail you, and all your talk will be in vain, and your word-play unprofitable. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint. It is an attempt to work into system, as none had essayed to do before, the floating legends of the gods and goddesses and their offspring. Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn. Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C. Ancient authors credited Hesiod and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs. Ancient authors credited Hesiod and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs. A sparing tongue is the greatest treasure among men. View the list Never apologize for showing feeling. It will not always be summer: build barns. Bacteria: The only culture some people have. And those who heed the call are also blessed. The poem revolves around two general truths: that labour is the universal lot of Man, but that he who is willing to work will always get by.Hesiod prescribes a life of honest labour (which he regards as the source of all good) and attacks idleness, suggesting that both the gods and men hate the idle. 4 quotes from Theogony / Works and Days: ‘But he who neither thinks for himself nor learns from others, is a failure as a man.’ Hesiod begins the poem proper by directly engaging with the content of the Theogony.There was after all not one Eris (Ἔρις, "Strife") as in that poem, but two: one is quite blameworthy and provokes wars and disagreement among mankind; but the other is commended by all who know her, for she compels men to work honorably, rivaling each other: Vince Lombardi. His is the first in European poetry in which the poet regards himself as a topic, an individual with a distinctive role to play. – Hesiod. Works and Days is an 800-line poem which is generally considered Hesiod's most famous work. The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. 164 Copy quote. ', 'But he who neither thinks for himself nor learns from others, is a failure as a man. Poets. When you do so, you apologize for the truth ... Mark Twain. (Works and Days (c. 700 BC)) Tags: dawn, speeds, man, journey, him, work. Every day we present the best quotes! Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race. "Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women..." - Hesiod quotes from BrainyQuote.com Hesiod 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. But when you come to the top, then it is easy, even though it is hard.“. More Hesiod Quotes. Source: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 287. Hesiod ... and speeds him too in his work. Works and Days, 694. For when one man who needs work looks at another man . Mind Possible Escape. ''Love, the fairest among the undying gods, who loosens the limbs of all gods and men, conquers resolve and prudent counsel within the breast.''. Join us. "Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a..." - Hesiod quotes from BrainyQuote.com Hard work is for Hesiod the only way to prosperity and distinction. Education Person Who Advantage. Theogony, 120. Hesiod — line 579. ... Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace. Hesiod Quotes. Hesiod. Work the work which the gods ordained for men, lest in bitter anguish of spirit you with your wife and children [400] seek your livelihood amongst your neighbors, and they do not heed you. For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one. For the sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor the one who puts off his work; industry aids work, but the man who puts off work always wrestles with disaster.'' Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of … It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus. Go through the quotations and thoughts by Hesiod on blessing, shame, idleness, romantic, happiness, justice, path, trust, enemy, race, women, marriage, moment, life, miserable, acquisition, time, city etc and get enlightened. But who is neither wise himself nor willing to ponder wisdom is not worth a straw. Hesiod idea of marriage is more of a teaching process with the man assuming the dominant role and controlling his woman. 26 likes. It is a hard thing for a man to be righteous, if the unrighteous man is to have the greater right. Hesiod was a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. While the man who gets an awful wife lives with, "unrelenting pain in the heart and spirit, and is ill without a cure." Listed In: Writers. His two works: “Theogony” and “Works and Days” are the sources of a great deal of what we know of early Greek religion. Ancient authors credited Hesiod and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs. Hesiod's earliest poem, the famous Works and Days, and according to Boeotian testimony the only genuine one, embodies the experiences of his daily life and work, and, interwoven with episodes of fable, allegory, and personal history, forms a sort of Boeotian shepherd's calendar. Beautiful quotes.Share your passion for quotes. ', and 'A man who works evil against another works it really against himself, and bad advice is worst for the one who devised it' The road is smooth and lies close by. Hesiod Quotes. γάμος δέ τοι ὥριος οὗτος.Source: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 695. ''Do not put off your work until tomorrow and the day after. Hesiod also found ways of incorporating his misogyny into female monsters and goddesses that use When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint. The other poem attributed to Hesiod or his school which has come down in great part to modern times is The Theogony, a work of grander scope, inspired alike by older traditions and abundant local associations. Gossip and rumor are evil; easy to lift up, heavy to carry, and hard to put down again. Hesiod. Hesiod – Works and days Hesiod was an early Greek poet who flourished around 700 BCE. This Strife is wholesome for men.“, „Only when he has suffered does the fool learn.“, „For full indeed is earth of woes, and full the sea; and in the day as well as night diseases unbidden haunt mankind, silently bearing ills to men, for all-wise Zeus hath taken from them their voice. “My Brother's Killer”, p.51, University of Michigan Press, Hesiod (1991). If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great. Topics : sweat, gods, road, people, excellence Brother Never Equal. But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it, and rough at first. Hesiod. Hesiod's quotes in this page. Hesiod Quotes. He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner. I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C. “My Brother's Killer”, p.101, University of Michigan Press, Hesiod (1991). Hesiod and Homer both composed important, famous epic poems. The lyric poet Bacchylides quoted or paraphrased Hesiod in a victory ode addressed to Hieron of Syracuse, commemorating the tyrant's victory in the chariot race at the Pythian Games 470 BC, the attribution made with these words: "A man of Boeotia, Hesiod, minister of the [sweet] Muses, spoke thus: 'He whom the immortals honour is attended also by the good report of men.'" He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner. Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth. ... ''For now indeed is the race of iron; and men never cease from labour and sorrow by day and from perishing by night.'' View the list When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'. Robert Lamberton described the poem as "a jumbled collection of myths, proverbs, and farming lore." Complaining that Perses bribed elders to give him more than his fair share of their family estate, Hesiod encourages him to “settle [their] dispute with straight judgments” (38) from Zeus. “Works and Days, Theogony and the Shield of Heracles”, p.21, Courier Corporation, Hesiod (2004). 37 quotes from Hesiod: 'That man is best who sees the truth himself. Hesiod's quotes in this page. Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning. The man who procrastinates struggles with ruin. Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin. The following is a brief excerpt from the Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C. In the second half of the poem, Hesiod describes with much practical detail the kind of work appropriate to each part of the calendar and explains how to set about it. Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor. ― Hesiod, Works and Days. A man fashions ill for himself who fashions ill for another, and the ill design is most ill for the designer. This Eris is good for mortals. Good too is he who listens to wise counsel. But when you come to the top, then it is easy, even though it is hard. 112 wallpapers ... “Do not put your work off till to-morrow and the day after; for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off work is always at hand-grips with ruin. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest. Works and Days Quotes Showing 1-3 of 3. Jonas Salk. 36 Copy quote. “My Brother's Killer”, p.75, University of Michigan Press, Hesiod, Hugh G. Evelyn-White (2006). Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends, Hesiod (1991). It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. The concept of life that Hesiod develops is in conscious opposition to the more glorious ideals of the heroic epic of Homer . ), Greek didactic poet. ... ''The man who is rich in fancy thinks that his wagon is already built; poor fool, he does not know that there are a hundred timbers to a wagon.'' “Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield”, p.141, JHU Press, Hesiod, Martin Litchfield West (1989).

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