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Anacharsis

  • Philosopher

Anacharsis (; Ancient Greek: Ἀνάχαρσις) was a Scythian philosopher who travelled from his homeland on the northern shores of the Black Sea to Athens in the early 6th century BC and made a great impression as a forthright, outspoken "barbarian". Reputedly a forerunner of the Cynics, none of his works has survived.


Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.




The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.




Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.




Play so that you may be serious.




Every man is his own chief enemy.



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