Sayings of the Seven Sages
I will tell you in verse the cities, names, and sayings of the
seven sages. Cleobolus of Lindus said that measure was best;
Chilon in hollow Lacedaemon said "Know thyself;" and Periander,
who dwelt in Corinth, "Master anger;" Pittacus, who was from
Mytilene, said "Naught in excess;" and Solon, in holy Athens,
"Look at the end of life;" Bias of Priene declared that most men
are evil, and Thales of Miletus said "Shun suretyship."