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οὐ γὰρ πράξιν ἀγαθὴν, ἀλλὰ καὶ εὖ ποεῖν αὐτὴν -> it does not suffice to do good–one must do it well

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Can't find this anywhere in extant ancient Greek literature.  What's the source?
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος



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Although the sentiment is universal, and recurs frequently in Greek (and other) philosophical works, Mr. Michalakis' motto and its "variants" are not attested anywhere in ancient Greek.  In addition, he consistently misspells πράξιν as "πράξην," which doesn't work well for either ancient or modern Greek.

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