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Wise Quotes from Ancient Philosophers

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posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:56 PM
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God has given to man no sharper spur to victory than contempt of death.

Hannibal Barca


To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

Horace Mann


Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson
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posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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Plato

"Is that which is holy loved by the gods because it is holy, or is it holy because it is loved by the gods?"

Socrates

"Once made equal to Man, Woman becomes his superior."

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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:35 PM
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Aristotle:

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over the self.”

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

“It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:56 PM
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It is rare indeed that one's destiny arrives when it is either convenient or at a time of one's choosing. - Optimus Prime



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:21 PM
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"The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history." ~ George Orwell

"Whereas in darkness light becomes more easily detected, so then does deception make ready the discovery of truth." ~ Me

Neither Orwell nor myself are ancient. Old perhaps...
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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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" If I Had a Pot to Piss in , I would have to Sell it to Pay My Debts "

Og , Europe 10000 B.C.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 12:54 AM
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A quote I find more than apt in today's world:


It was Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC) in the timeless "The Traitor is the Plague" who said:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”



posted on Jul, 4 2018 @ 02:29 AM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: ADSE255

" If I Had a Pot to Piss in , I would have to Sell it to Pay My Debts "

Og , Europe 10000 B.C.


If Europe existed in 10000 B.C. I still wouldn't believe you.

Ogs predicessor
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