Ancient Greece
-427 // -347
Philosopher / Mathematician


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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something
Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light
We are twice armed if we fight with faith
This city is what it is because our citizens are what they are
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."