We do not exist for ourselves. (Thomas Merton)
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Theophrastus


(371 – 287 BC) A Greek ethical, metaphysical and natural philosopher, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. He is often considered the "father of botany" for his works on plants.

Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.
An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.
If you are an ignorant man, you are acting wisely; but if you have had any education, you are behaving like a fool.
If you are an ignorant man, you are acting wisely; but if you have had any education, you are behaving like a fool.
If you are an ignorant man, you are acting wisely; but if you have had any education, you are behaving like a fool.
One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host.
The Unseasonable man is one who will go up to a busy person, and open his heart to him. He will serenade his mistress when she has a fever. He will address himself to a man who has been cast in a surety-suit, and request him to become his security. He will come to give evidence when the trial is over.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
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.
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