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Isocrates Quotes: Guard yourself against accusations, even if they are false; for the multitude are ignorant of the truth and look only to reputation.
         

Guard yourself against accusations, even if they are false; for the multitude are ignorant of the truth and look only to reputation.


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But I marvel when I observe these men setting themselves up as instructors of youth who cannot see that they are applying the analogy of an art with hard and fast rules to a creative process

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Oratory is good only if it has the qualities of fitness for the occasion, propriety of style, and originality of treatment, while in the case of letters there is no such need whatsoever.

Oratory is good only if it has the qualities of fitness for the occasion, propriety of style, and originality of treatment, while in the case of letters there is no such need whatsoever.





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