The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear.
He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.
Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things.
Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
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.
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.
He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
It will not always be summer; build barns.
A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.
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.
If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
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.
When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness.
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.
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.
So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.