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One day, the old wise Socrates walks down the streets, when all of the sudden a man runs up to him "...
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We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are af...
SOCRATES
The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect fo...
SOCRATES