• Acted: 3th Century BC
  • Lived: 3th Century BC
  • School: Stoic
  • Main Interests: -
  • Influences: -
  • Location: Chios

Quotes

Dialectical syllogisms, resemble spiders that, even they appear to display work masterfully crafted, are useless.

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ARISTO OF CHIOS

Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Ζ, 161

The ones who struggle with various disciplines and neglect philosophy, resemble Penelope’s suitors, who, since they couldn’t conquer her, were ending up chasing the servant girls.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Δ, 110

Those who dwell on dialectics resemble those who chew on crabs; so many bones for just a bit of juice!

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΠΒ, 7

Dialectics is like the mud. Even though it serves no purpose, spreads on the passerby.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΠΒ, 11

Hellebore when consumed in a normal dose is healthy, but if ground into pieces it can choke you. The same occurs when over-analyzing in philosophy.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΠΒ, 16

As with men who drink wine and some of them get delirious while others morose, so is with wealth.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ϟΔ, 15

It is the same to remove the aroma from wormwood as it is to remove the outspokenness from speech.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΙΓ, 22

The newly inducted to philosophy, who like to control everyone starting with their parents, are doing the same thing dogs do the first days, barking not only at the strangers, but also at the landlords.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΟΘ, 44