Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are, and of things which are not, that they are not.
As touching the gods, I do not know whether they exist or not, nor how they are featured; for there is much to prevent our knowing: the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life.
There are two sides to every question.
When it comes to consideration of how to do well in running the city, which must proceed entirely through justice and soundness of mind.
The Athenians are right to accept advice from anyone, since it is incumbent on everyone to share in that sort of excellence, or else there can be no city at all.
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