„It is better to conceal ignorance than to expose it.“

Fragment 109
Variant translation: Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
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Eredeti: (el) ἀμαθίην κρύπτειν ἄμεινον

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I believe in the complete freedom of thought and speech — alike for the humblest man and the mightiest, and in the utmost freedom of conduct that is consistent with living in organized society.
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