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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Hesiod. (fl. 8th cent.? B.C.) (continued)
    From whose eyelids also as they gazed dropped love. 1
          The Theogony. Line 910.
    Both potter is jealous of potter and craftsman of craftsman; and poor man has a grudge against poor man, and poet against poet. 2
          Works and Days. Line 25.
    Fools! they know not how much half exceeds the whole. 3
          Works and Days. Line 40.
    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. So utterly impossible is it to escape the will of Zeus.
          Works and Days. Line 101.
    They died, as if o’ercome by sleep.
          Works and Days. Line 116.
    Oft hath even a whole city reaped the evil fruit of a bad man. 4
          Works and Days. Line 240.
    For himself doth a man work evil in working evils for another.
          Works and Days. Line 265.
    Badness, look you, you may choose easily in a heap: level is the path, and right near it dwells. But before Virtue the immortal gods have put the sweat of man’s brow; and long and steep is the way to it, and rugged at the first.
          Works and Days. Line 287.
    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.
          Works and Days. Line 293.
    Let it please thee to keep in order a moderate-sized farm, that so thy garners may be full of fruits in their season.
          Works and Days. Line 304.
Note 1.
See Milton, Quotation 262. [back]
Note 2.
See Gay, Quotation 17. [back]
Note 3.
Pittacus said that half was more than the whole.—Diogenes Laertius: Pittacus, ii. [back]
Note 4.
One man’s wickedness may easily become all men’s curse.—Publius Syrus: Maxim 463. [back]