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When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.



ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)

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  • Michele A Wilcox
    Sorry but there is no evidence that Socrates ever said that. This particular one started circulating in 2008. Look up under. "misattributed" at the bottom. https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Socrates
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    • Dolphie Ness
      There is no evidence Socrates said anything. He did not write. Sayings attributed to him were passed down word of mouth. They were later written down by philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, et al. Whether a saying appeared on the internet before 2008 is not a valid means of verifying what someone said or did not say. 
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  • Brian Taylor
    Has anyone actually found this quote? I'm not aware of any who have cited an original source, and frankly it doesn't really have a socratic flavor to it. Until I see a source cited, I'll have to consider this one of those all-too-common phony Web memes. If either Socrates or Abraham Lincoln had said all the things that are falsely attributed to them, they'd have had to speak nonstop - and every word a pearl of wisdom - for about a hundred years. 
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عندما ينتهي النقاش ، تصبح القذف أداة الخاسر.

Wenn die Debatte vorbei ist, wird Verleumdung zum Werkzeug des Verlierers.

όταν τελειώσει η συζήτηση, η συκοφαντία γίνεται το εργαλείο του ηττημένου.

Cuando termina el debate, la calumnia se convierte en la herramienta del perdedor.

à la fin du débat, la calomnie devient l'outil du perdant.

जब बहस खत्म हो जाती है, तो निंदा हारे हुए का उपकरण बन जाती है।

quando il dibattito è finito, la calunnia diventa lo strumento del perdente.

עם סיום הדיון, ההכפשות הופכות לכלי המפסיד.

super quo ad disputandum est, de Victus calumniare fit per instrumentum.

po zakończeniu debaty oszczerstwo staje się narzędziem przegranego.

când dezbaterea se termină, calomnia devine instrumentul pierzătorului.

Когда спор закончен, клевета становится инструментом проигравшего.

விவாதம் முடிந்ததும், அவதூறு தோற்றவரின் கருவியாக மாறுகிறது.

చర్చ ముగిసినప్పుడు, అపవాదు ఓడిపోయిన వ్యక్తి యొక్క సాధనంగా మారుతుంది.

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