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Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones
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"Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones"

- Pericles

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This quote by Pericles highlights the harsh truth of life in the natural world. By comparing fishes living in the sea to guys residing on land, Pericles recommends that both are subject to the very same laws of survival. In the sea, the bigger and more effective fishes take advantage of the smaller sized and weaker ones, just as in human society, the strong and influential individuals frequently dominate and exploit the weaker ones. This quote serves as a suggestion that the battle for survival is a universal idea, and that in order to prosper, one need to want to fight and contend for resources.

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Pericles This quote is written / told by Pericles between 495 BC and 429 BC. He was a famous Statesman from Greece. The author also have 13 other quotes.

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