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καὶ τά τε εἰσφερόμενα ἀποδεκτέον καὶ ἃ μὲν ἂν αὐτῶν δέῃ δαπανᾶν σοὶ διανεμητέον, ἃ δ’ ἂν περιττεύειν δέῃ, προνοητέον καὶ φυλακτέον ὅπως μὴ ἡ εἰς τὸν ἐνιαυτὸν κειμένη δαπάνη εἰς τὸν μῆνα δαπανᾶται.
You must also take in the income and hand out what needs to be spent. You need to look after whatever's left over and you need to make sure that the amount to be spent in a year is not spent in a month.
Xenophon Economics 7.36 (90)
Ἑρμῆς εἰ δ’ αὖ τι πράξαιτ’ ἀγαθὸν ἁττικωνικοί
κἄλθοιεν οἱ Λάκωνες εἰρήνης πέρι,
ἐλέγετ’ ἂν ὑμεῖς εὐθύς· “ἐξαπατώμεθα
νὴ τὴν Ἀθηνᾶν, νὴ Δί’, οὐχὶ πειστέον·
ἥξουσι καὖθις, ἢν ἔχωμεν τὴν Πύλον.”
Τρυγαῖος ὁ γοῦν χαρακτὴρ ἡμεδαπὸς τῶν ῥημάτων.
And if you Attic boys were to achieve anything worthwhile and the Laconians were to come to ask for peace, you'd right away be saying "By Athena, we're being tricked! By Zeus, we must not give in! They'll come again, if we hold on to Pylos!"
That certainly has the ring of something we'd say.
Aristophanes Peace 215-20 (262)
Μήδεια: ᾤμωξα δ’ οἷον ἔργον ἔστ’ ἐργαστέον
τοὐντεῦθεν ἡμῖν· τέκνα γὰρ κατακτενῶ
τἄμ’· οὔτις ἔστιν ὅστις ἐξαιρήσεται·
I lament at the act I must now commit. I will kill my children. Nobody can stop me.
Euripides Medea 791-3 (374)
σκοπεῖσθαι οὖν χρὴ ἡμᾶς εἴτε ταῦτα πρακτέον εἴτε μή·
So we must examine the question whether we ought to do this or not;
Plato Crito 46b (410)
ταύτῃ ἄρα αὐτῷ πρακτέον καὶ γυμναστέον καὶ ἐδεστέον γε καὶ ποτέον, ᾗ ἂν τῷ ἑνὶ δοκῇ, τῷ ἐπιστάτῃ καὶ ἐπαΐοντι, μᾶλλον ἢ ᾗ σύμπασι τοῖς ἄλλοις.
He must act and exercise and eat and drink as the one man who is his director and who knows the business thinks best rather than as all the others think.
Plato Crito 47b (414)
σκόπει εἰ ἔτι μένει ἡμῖν ἢ οὔ, ὅτι οὐ τὸ ζῆν περὶ πλείστου ποιητέον ἀλλὰ τὸ εὖ ζῆν.
See whether we still hold to this, or not, that it is not living, but living well which we ought to consider most important.
Plato Crito 48b (433)
Σωκράτης: οὐκοῦν ἐκ τῶν ὁμολογουμένων τοῦτο σκεπτέον, πότερον δίκαιον ἐμὲ ἐνθένδε πειρᾶσθαι ἐξιέναι μὴ ἀφιέντων Ἀθηναίων ἢ οὐ δίκαιον·
Socrates: Then we agree that the question is whether it is right for me to try to escape from here without the permission of the Athenians, or not right.
Plato Crito 48c (434)
πότερον ἃ ἄν τις ὁμολογήσῃ τῳ δίκαια ὄντα ποιητέον ἢ ἐξαπατητέον;
ought a man to do what he has agreed to do, provided it is right, or may he violate his agreements?
Plato Crito 49e (439)

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