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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 469 BC
Date of Death: 399 BC


 

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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates
About: Philosophy, Happiness, Marriage

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