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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 412 BC
Date of Death: 323 BC


 

Diogenes Quotes > We have two ears and one...

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We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
Diogenes
About: Listening

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