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Xenophanes, Greek Philosopher ( - )

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The gods did not reveal, from the beginning, all things to us.~Xenophanes


Beginning Reveal Gods

Better than the strength of men and horses is our wisdom.~Xenophanes


Strength Wisdom Men

All men begin their learning with Homer.~Xenophanes


Learning Men Begin

It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.~Xenophanes


Wise Man Wise Man

But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.~Xenophanes


Work Men Hands

Men create the gods in their own image.~Xenophanes


Men Create Own

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.~Xenophanes


Truth Chance Know

God is one, greatest of gods and men, not like mortals in body or thought.~Xenophanes


God Greatest Men

If cattle and horses, or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods' bodies the same shape as their own.~Xenophanes


Men Hands Feet

There is one God - supreme among gods and men - who is like mortals in neither body nor mind.~Xenophanes


God Men Mind

It isn't right to judge strength as better than good wisdom.~Xenophanes


Strength Wisdom Good