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DEMOCRITUS • CHARACTER

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Be your own umpire. When you screw up, be quick to throw a flag or call a foul on yourself. In Democritus’ treatise on “Character,” the pre-socratic philosopher writes:Imitate a good person.

More people become good through practice than by nature. Do not say or do what is degrading, even when you are alone. Learn to feel shame in your own eyes much more than before others.

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