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Hypatia

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Biography - Hypatia:

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

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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Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.
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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.
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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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