Theophrastus, Greek Philosopher ( - )

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The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host.~Theophrastus

Man Ambition Dinner

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.~Theophrastus

Time Man Most

Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.~Theophrastus

Face Cowardice Yes

One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.~Theophrastus

May Flattery Define

An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.~Theophrastus

Horse Judgment Without

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.~Theophrastus

Life Nature Generation