„But he who neither thinks for himself nor learns from others, is a failure as a man.“

—  Esiodo

Origine: Works and Days and Theogony

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Originale: (el) Οὗτος μὲν πανάριστος, ὃς αὐτὸς πάντα νοήσει,
φρασσάμενος, τά κ᾽ ἔπειτα καὶ ἐς τέλος ᾖσιν ἀμείνω·
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