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Quote of Hypatia - Fables should be taught as fables...


Biography - Hypatia:

*Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: 355 - Died: 415
Period:
5th century
4th century
Place of birth: Egypt
Egypt

Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.




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Quotes for: truth


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Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Love truth, but pardon error.





The language of truth is simple.





Conformity of the intellect to the things.











Quotes for: tragedy


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Quotes about tragedy:


Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.





There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.





You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.





Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.





Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.





A tragedy need not have blood and death it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.











Quotes for: myth


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Quotes for: myth


Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.







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Quotes for: pain


Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.





Who fears to suffer, already suffers what he fears.





I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.





No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.











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Quotes for: child


All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).





We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
  





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.











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Hypatia also said...


Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.





In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.












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