Bc Quotes

“Beware lest you lose the ...

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” —Aesop (c. 620–564 BC)
📅︎ Feb 19
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A sword never kills anythin...

A sword never kills anything; it's a tool in a killer's hand. Seneca (the Younger) 65 BC
📅︎ Nov 04
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"Real knowledge is to kno...

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance" - Confucius (551–479 BC)
📅︎ Dec 28
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Awareness of ignorance is the beginn...

Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom. ...Socrates...Born: 471 BC Died: 399 BC Occupation: Philosopher
📅︎ Dec 15
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Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes w...

Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen. ...Socrates ...Born: 471 BC Died: 399 BC Occupation: Philosopher
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Every truth has two sides; it is as well ...

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. Aesop ..Born: 620 BC Died: 564 BC
📅︎ Dec 13
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The people may be made to follow a ...

The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.... Confucius 480 BC
📅︎ Nov 20
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The whole is more th...

The whole is more than the sum of its parts....Aristotle 384-322 BC
📅︎ Nov 15
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Do not let a woman who decorates her b...

Do not let a woman who decorates her buttocks device you by wily coaxing, for she is after your granary. - Hesiod, 700 BC
📅︎ Jul 21
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The least initial deviation from...

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold." —Aristotle (384-322 BC)
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"The worst form of inequality ...

"The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal." Aristotle, 384 BC - 322 BC
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"The right question is usu...

"The right question is usually more important than the right answer", Plato 428-348 BC
📅︎ Mar 09
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"Of every 100 men they send me, 10 should not even be here; 80 are nothing but targets; 9 a...

"Of every 100 men they send me, 10 should not even be here; 80 are nothing but targets; 9 are real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they the battle make. Ahhh, but ONE, ONE of them is a WARRIOR, and he will bring the others back." - Heraclitus, philosopher (535-475 BC)
📅︎ Apr 16
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"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so go...

"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him. Fail to honor people, They fail to honor you..." - Lao Tzu, 6th century BC
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"Merry Christmas to all. A Pagan holiday (BC) b...

"Merry Christmas to all. A Pagan holiday (BC) becomes a Religious holiday (AD). Which then becomes a Shopping holiday (USA)." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
📅︎ Dec 26
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“When a man finds a conclusion agreeable, he accepts it without...

“When a man finds a conclusion agreeable, he accepts it without argument, but when he finds it disagreeable, he will bring against it all the forces of logic and reason.” – Thucydides, 460-395 BC
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"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask wh...

"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one." - Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato)
📅︎ Feb 09
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No friend ever served me, and no enemy eve...

No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full. (Epitaph of Lucius Cornelius Sulla 138-78 BC)
📅︎ Oct 11
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"In peace, sons bury their fathers. ...

"In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons." - Herodotus, Greek Historian 484 BC - 425 BC
📅︎ Dec 27
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“The discipline of most of the students I am paid to teach is deplorable. They claim to fo...

“The discipline of most of the students I am paid to teach is deplorable. They claim to forget their assignments, when in truth, they simply refused to do them. They do not want to learn, and I cannot instill that desire in them. Our nation is doomed.” Aristotle (384-322 BC).
📅︎ May 08
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Keep your friends close, and your ...

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Sun-tzu Chinese general & military strategist (~400 BC)
📅︎ Feb 28
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A crust in comfort is...

A crust in comfort is better than a feast in fear. ~ Aesop (620-560 BC)
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"To be wronged is nothing ...

"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it." ~ 孔丘 ~ 551 BC – 479 BC
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Life is short, the art long, opportuni...

Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgement difficult. Hippocrates (460-370 BC)
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Love is of all passions the strongest, fo...

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses - Lao Tse, 6th Century BC
📅︎ Jan 21
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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have no...

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. - Epicurus - 341 BC - 271 BC
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