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Quote of Antisthenes - The investigation of the meaning of...

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

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



(French, German)

La maîtrise des mots est le début de la sagesse.

Der Anfang der Bildung ist die Untersuchung der Wörter.

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Quotes for: wisdom


Quotes about wisdom:

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

Wisdom leads us back to childhood.

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

Quotes for: education


Quotes about education:

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of the fire.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.

Education is another sun to those who are educated.

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.

Quotes for: word


Quotes for: word

The word flies and cannot be recalled.

One word and all is saved
One word and all is lost.

Finding the right words at the right moment is action.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

The meaning of a word is its use in the language.

Where words fail, music speaks.


Antisthenes also said...

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

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

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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