We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life.

— Theophrastus

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Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

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True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity they come without invitation.

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Beauty is a mute deception.

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One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.

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Slovenliness is a lazy and beastly negligence of a man's own person, whereby he becomes so sordid as to be offensive to those about him.

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I would define boastfulness to be the pretension to good which the boaster does not possess.

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Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.

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The sound of the flute will cure epilepsyand sciatic gout.

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Our costliest expenditure is time.

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The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host.

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Waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses.

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Alcmaeon was the first to define the difference between man and animals, saying that man differs from the latter in the fact that he alone has the power of understanding.

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About Theophrastus

Quotes 19 sayings
Nationality Greek
Profession Philosopher
Birthday October 16

If you are an ignorant man, you are acting wisely;

but if you have had any education, you are behaving like a fool.

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Superstition would seem to be simply cowardice in regard to the supernatural.

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Anaximenes ... also says that the underlying nature is one and infinite ... but not undefined as Anaximander said but definite, for he identifies it as air; and it differs in its substantial nature by rarity and density. Being made finer it becomes fire; being made thicker it becomes wind, then cloud, then (when thickened still more) water, then earth, then stones; and the rest come into being from these.

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Remember that life holds out many pleasing deceits to us by the vanity of glory;

for that when we are beginning to live, then we are dying. There is, therefore, nothing more profitless than ambition.

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Love is the affection of a mind that has nothing better to engage it.

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An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.

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