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Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

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. ---->>>

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

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

An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle. ---->>>

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


Nationality: Greek
Born: 370 BC
Birthplace: Eresos
Die: 285 BC
Occupation: Philosopher

Theophrastus (; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. He came to Athens at a young age and initially studied in Plato's school. After Plato's death, he attached himself to Aristotle who took to Theophrastus his writings (wikipedia)