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Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

 
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Theophrastus, c. 370 BC – c. 286 BC, Ancient Greek Philosopher & Scientist, Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius; The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers

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Theophrastus
Theophrastus
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Theophrastus, a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. He came to Athens at a young age and initially studied in Plato's school. After Plato's death, he attached himself to Aristotle who took to Theophrastus his writings. When Aristotle fled Athens, Theophrastus took over as head of the Lyceum. Theophrastus presided over the Peripatetic school for thirty-six years, during which time the school flourished greatly. He is often considered the father of botany for his works on plants. After his death, the Athenians honoured him with a public funeral. His successor as head of the school was Strato of Lampsacus.

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