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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 55 AD
Date of Death: 135 AD


 

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

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We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Epictetus
About: Listening

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