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Quote of Antisthenes - One of the most important and...

Biography - Antisthenes:

Greek philosopher and pupil of Socrates. He is regarded as the founder of Cynic philosophy.
Born: -445 - Died: -365
4th century BC
5th century BC
Place of birth: Greece

One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.

One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.



(French, German)

Un des arts les plus importants et les plus difficiles, c'est celui de desapprendre le mal.

Eine der schwersten und wichtigsten Künste ist, das Böse zu verlernen.

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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.

Quotes for: evil


Quotes for: evil

The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.

Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.

Quotes for: difficulty


Quotes for: difficulty

Out of clutter find simplicity ; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

To the stars through difficulty.

Remember to keep a clear head in difficult times.


Antisthenes also said...

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.

The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.

States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad.

Virtue is the same both for men and for women.

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.

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