Human nature is the same everywhere; it deifies success, it has nothing but scorn for defeat.
Such things taught he, though advising above all things to speak the truth, for this alone deifies men. For as he had learned from the Magi , who call God Oremasdes, God's body is light, and his soul is truth. He taught much else, which he claimed to have learned from Aristoclea at Delphi.
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