John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Hesiod. (fl. 8th cent.? B.C.) 8439
Invite the man that loves thee to a feast, but let alone thine enemy.
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A bad neighbour is as great a misfortune as a good one is a great blessing.
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Gain not base gains; base gains are the same as losses.
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If thou shouldst lay up even a little upon a little, and shouldst do this often, soon would even this become great.
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At the beginning of the cask and at the end take thy fill, but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom saving comes too late. Let the price fixed with a friend be sufficient, and even dealing with a brother call in witnesses, but laughingly.
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Diligence increaseth the fruit of toil. A dilatory man wrestles with losses.
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The morn, look you, furthers a man on his road, and furthers him too in his work.
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Observe moderation. In all, the fitting season is best.
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Neither make thy friend equal to a brother; but if thou shalt have made him so, be not the first to do him wrong.
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Theognis. (fl. 6th cent. B.C.) 8448
Wine is wont to show the mind of man.
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No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth. 1
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Note 1. For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away, his glory shall not descend after him. Psalm xlix. 17. [ back]