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.
It will not always be summer: build barns.
If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
There is also an evil name or report, light, indeed, and easy to raise, but difficult to carry, and still more difficult to get rid of.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
Topics: Youth, Discipline, Future
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.
Fools! not to know how health and temperance bless the rustic swain, while luxury destroys her pampered train.
- Homer Ancient Greek Poet
- Paul Samuelson American Economist
- Alan Greenspan American Economist
- Edwin Feulner American Economist
- George Goodman American Economist
- George P. Shultz American Economist
- Stuart Chase American Economist
- Ludwig von Mises Austrian Economist, Philosopher
- Euripides Ancient Greek Dramatist
- Nikos Kazantzakis German Greek Philosopher