Hesiodos citáty strana 2
Datum narození: 70 n. l.
Hésiodos byl antický řecký básník poloviny 7. století př. n. l. Jeho hlavní díla jsou „O původu bohů“ a „Práce a dni“.
— Hesiod, Works and Days and Theogony
„I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words... When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly disrespectful and impatient of restraint.“
This quote has been attributed to Hesiod on the internet, and even published with citation as a dubious attribution, but there are no known occurrences of it in his writings.
„Take your fill when the cask is first opened and when it is nearly spent, but midways be sparing: it is poor saving when you come to the lees.“
line 368 (translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White). Variant translation: 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.