He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.
A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother.
Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
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.
It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.
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