Bion of Borysthenes
- Acted: 3th Century BC
- Lived: 325-255 BC
- School: Cynic
- Main Interests: Religion, Ethics
- Influences: Cyrenaics
- Location: Athens
Stupidity is the enemy of progress.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Δ, 88
You should not examine where your friends come from, but their personality. When you need archers you don’t ask for their ancestry but only for their accuracy.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Π, 13
Whoever deals with astronomy is naive, while they cannot observe the fish in the sea in front of them, they claim that they know what goes on in outer space.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Π, 3
Avarice is the mother of all evils.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Ι, 38
Those who go after the riches provided by luck are a laughing matter. Such riches are maintained by avarice and canceled by kindness.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ϟΓ, 34
Τhe wealthy who are worthless on their own, have the value of what they have acquired.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ϟΑ, 32
Bion of Borysthenes was an ancient Greek philosopher and preacher. He was a freed slave and the son of a courtesan. He has been credited with originating the Cynic "diatribe", or popular discourse on morality, whose style may have influenced that of the Christian sermon.