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BC 469-BC 399. Greek philosopher of Athens

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See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all.

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The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow.

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Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.

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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

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Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.

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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

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Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

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They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.

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I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

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How many are the things I can do without!

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