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False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. – Socrates.


I can't imagine how anyone can say: "I'm weak," and then remain so. After all, if you know it, why not fight against it. Why not try to train your character? The answer was: "Because it's so much easier not to! – Anne Frank.


If you continue to take delight in idle argumentation you may be qualified to combat with the sophists, but will never know how to live with men. – Socrates.


It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs. – Aristotle.


It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences. – Aristotle.


It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. – Aristotle.


Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. – Aristotle.


Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak. – Socrates.


Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men. - Plato.


Think not those faithful who praise all your words and actions, but those who kindly reprove your faults. – Socrates.


To use words and phrases in an easygoing manner without scrutinizing them too curiously is not in general a mark of ill-breeding. On the contrary, there is something low-bred in being too precise. But sometimes there is no help for it. - Plato.


When men speak ill of you, live so as nobody may believe them. - Plato.


Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools. – Socrates.


Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. - Plato.


You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. - Plato.



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