• Acted: 3th Century BC
  • Lived: 350-280 BC
  • School: Peripatetic
  • Main Interests: -
  • Influences: -
  • Location: Phalerum

Quotes

He advised king Ptolemeus to acquire and study books concerning reign and power, because everything that friends lack the courage to advise their kings, is written in the books.

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DEMETRIUS PHALEREUS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΜΗ, 27

The eyebrows form a small part of the face, and yet they can darken the whole of life by the scorn they express.

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DEMETRIUS PHALEREUS

Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Ε, 82

Wealth is blind, and its guide, fortune, as well.

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DEMETRIUS PHALEREUS

Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Ε, 82

Everything that steel can attain in war, is won in politics by eloquence.

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DEMETRIUS PHALEREUS

Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Ε, 82

In prosperity, friends do not leave you unless desired, while in adversity they stay away without being forced.

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DEMETRIUS PHALEREUS

Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Ε, 83