Theognis, 831-832

 

“I lost my money by trusting, but I saved it through deceit

Both lessons are hard.”

 

Πίστει χρήματ’ ὄλεσσα, ἀπιστίηι δ’ ἐσάωσα·

γνώμη δ’ ἀργαλέη γίνεται ἀμφοτέρων.

 

Theognis, the one from Megara

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