• Acted: 5th Century BC
  • Lived: 550-460 BC
  • School: Pythagorean
  • Main Interests: Linguistics, Ethics, Medicine
  • Influences: Pythagoras
  • Location: Kos

Quotes

Wise men should not regret but be prepared.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Α, 14

The mind can see and listen.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Δ, 25

The character is a pious god for some people and an evil demon for some others.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΛΖ, 16

I suffocate when a man of contemptible character brags about his noble lineage. What relation can a blind man have with a mirror?

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ϟ, 8

Silence is graceful and close to wisdom.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΝΗ, 7

No place is known yet that can make people good or evil.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΠΖ, 7

Don’t get irritated by trivial matters.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Κ, 8

Keep your mind on alert, rather than your anger.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Κ, 9

No one angry can think rightly.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Κ, 10

One hand washes the other.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Ι, 13

Marriage is a game of luck, like dice. If you marry a sane and calm woman who never upsets you, your marriage is happy. If not, you are doomed for the rest of your life.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΞΘ, 17

Who doesn’t wish to be envied? Who is a perfect man, and is not envied? Everyone feels pity for the blind man, not envy.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΛΗ, 21

Gods gave us all the goods in the world, but in return require labor as payment.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΚΘ, 8

Study and practice provide us with more than the gifts of nature.

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EPICHARMUS OF KOS

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΚΘ, 54