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c. 400 - 323 BC, Greek philosopher

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
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We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.
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The mob is the mother of tyrants.
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Blushing is the color of virtue.
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Time is the image of eternity.
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When Thales was asked what was difficult, he said, "To know one's self." And what was
easy, "To advise another."
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The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
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The only way to gall and fret effectively is for yourself to be a good and honest man.
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I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
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Other dogs bite only their enemies, whereas I bite also my friends in order to save them.
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Of what use is a philosopher if he doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
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Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
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I am a citizen of the world.
Diogenes, when asked from what country he came

I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.
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He has the most who is most content with the least.
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