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Xenophanes Quotes


Xenophanes of Colophon was a Greek philosopher, poet, and social and religious critic.
(570 BC - 480 BC)

But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.
[Able]
 

God is one, greatest of gods and men, not like mortals in body or thought.
 

It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
 

Men create the gods in their own image.
 

No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so.