• Acted: 3th Century BC
  • Lived: 325-255 BC
  • School: Cynic
  • Main Interests: Religion, Ethics
  • Influences: Cyrenaics
  • Location: Athens

Quotes

Stupidity is the enemy of progress.

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BION OF BORYSTHENES

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.

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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.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Π, 3

Avarice is the mother of all evils.

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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.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ϟΓ, 34

Τhe wealthy who are worthless on their own, have the value of what they have acquired.

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Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ϟΑ, 32