Greek poet whose existing works describe rural life and the genealogies of the gods and the beginning of the world (eighth century BC)

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A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
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.
Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
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.
Do not seek evil gains evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.
Even though it's hard, it's easy.
He for himself weaves woe who weaves for others woe, and evil counsel on the counselor recoils.
He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.
If thou shouldst lay up even a little upon a little, and shouldst do this often, soon would even this become great.
If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
Invite the man that loves thee to a feast, but let alone thine enemy.
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.
Man's chiefest treasure is a sparing tongue.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
The dawn speeds a man on his journey, and speeds him too in his work.
The fool knows after he's suffered.
The half is greater than the whole.
Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.

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