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  1. This principle was in general one of the fundamental principles of Greek thought, which is proved by the fact that we do not know the author of these words. This saying was attributed to all seven sages (the most ancient Greek thinkers), separately to Thales, one of them, the Cynic Antisthenes claimed that the author was the pythia Femonoe, and then Chilo attributed it to himself; the poet Menander notes that this principle was used by the cynic Monim. In short, there is a great deal of data on authorship. However, the first to apply this method seriously was Socrates, who, having brought philosophy down to earth (leaving natural philosophy), turned to the problems of man and his moral virtues.

  2. The answer to this question is on the same wave as the answer to the question of what Napoleon Bonaparte thought on the early morning of October 15, 1815, when he landed on the island of St. Helena. No one knows what an individual really thinks. His actions and declarations very often run counter to his thoughts.

    This is an intimate question. And nothing but speculation will be born.

    But the very principle of knowing “yourself” has been known since ancient times.

    This is an ancient occult axiom and its dictum belongs to the Delphic Oracle.


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