Theognis, 520-21



If someone asks how my life goes, answer ‘rough according to good standards, but well according to tough ones’.


ἢν δέ τίς εἰρωτᾶι τὸν ἐμὸν βίον, ὧδέ οἱ εἰπεῖν·

‘ὡς εὖ μὲν χαλεπῶς, ὡς χαλεπῶς δὲ μάλ’ εὖ


Theognis, perhaps more movement than man. But with a word for nearly every occasion.

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