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    As touching the gods, I do not know whether they exist or not, nor how they are featured; for there is much to prevent our knowing: the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life.
    — Protagoras
    tags: human  god 
     
    There are intelligible principles inherent in the matter of every phenomenon; because matter is essentially the sum of all the seemings that it has for any and all persons.
    — Protagoras
    Everyone, including the Athenians [...] are right to accept advice from anyone, since it is incumbent on everyone to share in that sort of excellence, or else there can be no city at all.
    — Protagoras
    Man is the measure of all things, of things that are that they are, and of things that are not that they are not.
    — Protagoras
    tags: men 
     
    About the gods I have no means of knowing either that they exist or that they do not exist or what they are to look at. Many things prevent my knowing. Among others, the fact that they are never seen.
    — Protagoras
    tags: knowing  facts  god 
     
    When it comes to consideration of how to do well in running the city, which must proceed entirely through justice and soundness of mind.
    — Protagoras
    tags: justice  running  mind 
     
    Concerning the gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or that they do not exist, nor what sort of form they may have; there are many reasons why knowledge on this subject is not possible, owing to the lack of evidence and the shortness of human life.
    — Protagoras
    tags: human  knowing  god 
     
    There are two sides to every question.
    — Protagoras
    tags: questions 
     
    Many things prevent knowledge, including the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life
    — Protagoras
    tags: human 
     
    As to the gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or do not exist.
    — Protagoras
    tags: knowing  god 
     
    No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things do them unwillingly.
    — Protagoras
    tags: evil  men  believe 
     
    Man is the measure of all things, of the reality of those which are, and of the unreality of those which are not.
    — Protagoras
    tags: men  reality 
     
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    protagoras
    Birth    : 490 BC
    Death  : 420 BC
    Occupation  : Philosopher

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