- Acted: 4th Century BC
- Lived: 484-376 BC
- School: Sophist
- Main Interests: Ontology, Epistemology, Rhetoric, Moral relativism
- Influences: Empedocles, Parmenides, Zeno of Elea
- Location: Lentini
When asked which diet he was following and managed to reach a very old age, he said: "Νever have I eaten anything or done anything only for pleasure".
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΡΑ, 21
Struggle demands two virtues. Courage and wisdom. Endurance of danger belongs to courage and the correct way of using knowledge belongs to wisdom.
The Fragments of the Pre-Socratics, Hermann Diels: DK 76B8
Face one's adversaries’ seriousness with laughter, and their laughter with seriousness.
The Fragments of the Pre-Socratics, Hermann Diels: DK 76B12
A friend would expect his friend to act justly while helping him, but he himself will serve his friend with ways that belong to the unjust category also.
The Fragments of the Pre-Socratics, Hermann Diels: DK 76B21
Gorgias was a pre-Socratic philosopher and rhetorician. Along with Protagoras, he forms the first generation of Sophists. He used to ask the audience miscellaneous questions and give impromptu replies. He was called "Gorgias the Nihilist" although the degree to which this epithet adequately describes his philosophy is ambiguous.