„Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.“

Diogenes Laërtius, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book 5.
Originál: (el) Συνεχές τε … πολυτελὲς ἀνάλωμα εἶναι τὸν χρόνον.

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