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" Well, I quite agree that in such writings truth should be the first consideration : and, in fact, somewhere in the course of my work I have said " that as in a living body, when the eyes are out, the whole is rendered useless, so s,^ , , if you take truth... "
The Histories of Polybius - Page 90
by Polybius, Friedrich Otto Hultsch - 1889
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The Bible, Its Origin, and Nature: Seven Lectures Delivered Before Lake ...

Marcus Dods - Bible - 1905 - 245 pages
...such considerations. For, as a living creature is rendered quite useless if deprived of its eyes, so if you take truth from history, what is left is but an idle, unprofitable tale." It may be added that the latest editor of Polybius makes the following significant...
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Hellenic Civilization

George Willis Botsford - Greece - 1915 - 13 pages
...work, I have said "that as in a living body, when the eyes are out, the whole is rendered useless, so if you take truth from history what is left is but...uncompromising severity." . . . These points being agreed upon — the wide difference between ignorant and intentional lie, and the kindly correction...
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Polybius: The Histories, Volume 1; Volume 7

Polybius - History, Ancient - 1922
...instinct for truth : " For as a living creature is rendered wholly useless if deprived of its eyes, so if you take truth from history, what is left is but an idle unprofitable tale ? " a Truth, he says elsewhere, is shown by nature to mankind as supreme in divinity...
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The Historians of Ancient Rome

Ronald Mellor - History - 1998 - 534 pages
...suggest that course. For as a living creature is rendered wholly useless if deprived of its eyes, so if you take truth from History, what is left is but an idle, unprofitable tale. Therefore, one must not shrink either from blaming one's friends or praising ones...
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The Waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640

William James Bouwsma - History - 2002 - 288 pages
...had made the point that, "as a living creature is rendered wholly useless if deprived of its eyes, so if you take truth from history, what is left is but an idle unprofitable tale." Even when they were writing for purposes in which truth was at best secondary,...
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