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Xenophanes

Greek,  Philosopher
Total Quotes : 11
Work Hands Like

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

Strength Better Than

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

- Xenophanes

Learning Men Begin

All men begin their learning with Homer.

- Xenophanes

God Thought Like

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

- Xenophanes

Man Wise Takes

It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.

- Xenophanes

Feet Hands Which

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

Beginning Reveal Gods

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

- Xenophanes

Men Image Gods

Men create the gods in their own image.

- Xenophanes

Chance Human Being Happen

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

Strength Better Than

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

- Xenophanes

Mind Like Gods

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

- Xenophanes