Q – Xenophanes

Xenophanes circa 570 - 475BC was an Ancient Greek philosopher, theologian and poet.

 

‘It takes a wise man to recognise a wise man’

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‘No man knows distinctly anything, and no man ever will’

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‘God is one, greatest of gods and men, not like mortals in body or thought’

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‘Even if a man should chance to speak the most complete truth yet he himself does not know it; all things are wrapped in appearances’

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‘The gods did not reveal, from the beginning, all things to us’

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‘No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so’

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‘Men create the gods in their own image’

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‘This upper limit, of earth at our feet is visible and touches the air, but below it reaches to infinity’

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‘All men begin their learning with Homer’

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‘If God had not made brown honey, men would think figs much sweeter than they do’

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‘All things that come into being and grow are earth and water’

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‘It isn’t right to judge strength as better than good wisdom’

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‘For all things come from earth, and all things end up becoming earth’

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‘The sun comes into being each day from little pieces of fire that are collected’

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‘Pure truth, no man has seen, nor ever shall know’

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‘For we are all sprung from earth and water’

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