• Acted: 4th Century BC
  • Lived: 435-356 BC
  • School: Cyrenaic
  • Main Interests: Hedonism
  • Influences: -
  • Location: Cyrene

Quotes

When was asked what is wondrous in life, he replied: "A man who is decent and modest, because even though he lives among many evil people, he doesn’t get corrupted".

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΛΖ, 25

When asked what was the benefit of philosophy, he replied, "The power to feel at ease in any society."

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Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Β, 68

When asked what advantage philosophers have, he replied, "Should all laws be revoked, we shall continue living as we do now."

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Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Β, 68

Someone mentioned that he always saw philosophers at rich men's doors. He replied, "So, too, doctors are in attendance on those who are ill, but no one would prefer being ill to being a doctor."

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Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Β, 70

When someone brought his son as a pupil, he asked a fee of 500 drachmae. The father said, "For that amount, I can get a slave." He replied, "Then do so, and you will have two."

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Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Β, 72