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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 444 BC
Date of Death: 365 BC


 

Antisthenes Quotes > As iron is eaten by rust, so...

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As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.
Antisthenes

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