Democritus, Ethical Fragments B244 (F97b)

 

“Don’t say or do anything ignoble even when you are alone—learn how to feel shame in your own presence more than others’.”

 

φαῦλον, κἂν μόνος ἦις, μήτε λέξηις μήτ᾿ ἐργάσηι. μάθε δὲ πολὺ μᾶλλον τῶν ἄλλων σεαυτὸν αἰσχύνεσθαι.

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