Antisthenes

444 - 371 BC

A Quote by Antisthenes on envy and passion

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

Antisthenes (444 - 371 BC)

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A Quote by Antisthenes on death and life

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It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour only the dead - these the living.

Antisthenes (444 - 371 BC)

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A Quote by Antisthenes on kindness and learning

Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.

Antisthenes (444 - 371 BC)

Source: The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, by Diogenes Laertius, translated by C.D. Yonge

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A Quote by Antisthenes on men

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On being praised by some wicked men, I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.

Antisthenes (444 - 371 BC)

Source: The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, by Diogenes Laertius, translated by C.D. Yonge

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A Quote by Antisthenes on learning and life

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.

Antisthenes (444 - 371 BC)

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A Quote by Antisthenes on enemies and mistakes

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

Antisthenes (444 - 371 BC)

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