If you only keep adding little by little, it will soon become a big heap.
The Gods rank work above virtues.
That man is best who sees the truth himself. Good too is he who listens to wise counsel. But who is neither wise himself nor willing to ponder wisdom is not worth a straw.
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.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.
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.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
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.
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.
Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.
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.