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Thales
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As quoted in: "The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 14" (Leavitt, Trow, & Company, 1848), p. 86
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Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1862), by Henry Southgate, p. 338
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Megiston topos: hapanta gar chorei - As quoted in Encyclopedia of Philosophy for Smartphones and Mobile Devices (2007) by MobileReference
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Quoted by Diogenes in "Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers" (written around the third century AD), Volume 1, Book 1, 37
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As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 1. 9. 36
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Stobaeus, Florilegium, III., 79
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As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 36
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Variant translation: "Time is the wisest of all things that are; for it brings everything to light." - As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 35
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Paulo Freire
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As quoted in: Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution, edited by Peter McLaren, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - ISBN: 9780847695331
Erica Jong
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Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected (1991)
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Dostoevsky (1999) [1880]. The Brothers Karamazov. Constance Garnett, translator. Signet Classic. pp. p. 312. ISBN 0451527348. - The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)


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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Thales of Miletus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition. According to Bertrand Russell, Western philosophy begins with Thales.

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