(c.638 BC-558 BC) Athenian statesman, lawmaker, Lyric poet, renowned as a founding father of the Athenian polis, one of the Seven Sages of Greece 550 B.C.
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Learn to obey before you command.
In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.
A half truth is the worst of all lies, because it can be defended in partiality.
I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.
Men keep agreements when it is to the advantage of neither to break them.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Reprove thy friend privately commend him publicly.
Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.
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