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Chilon of Sparta

Chilon of Sparta was a Spartan and one of the Seven Sages of Greece.

620 BC - 471 BC

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Do not make too much haste on one's road.
Prefer punishment to disgraceful gain; for the one is painful but once, but the other for one's whole life.
A youthful age is desirable, but aged youth is troublesome and grievous. — © Chilon of Sparta
A youthful age is desirable, but aged youth is troublesome and grievous.
Learn how to regulate one's own house well.
If one is strong be also merciful, so that one's neighbors may respect one rather than fear one.
As the touchstone tries gold, so gold tries men.
Do not let one's tongue outrun one's sense.
Do nothing immoderate.
If you confer a benefit, never remember it; if you receive one, never forget it.
The tongue should not be suffered to outrun the mind.
What is difficult? To keep a secret, to employ leisure well, to be able to bear an injury.
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