Hesiod — Greek Poet

Hesiod was a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. His is the first in European poetry in which the poet regards himself as a topic, an individual with a distinctive role to play. Ancient authors credited Hesiod and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs. Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought, archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping... (wikipedia)

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 steep is the way to it.
Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit.
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.