• 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

Quotes

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".

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GORGIAS

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.

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GORGIAS

The Fragments of the Pre-Socratics, Hermann Diels: DK 76B8

Face one's adversaries’ seriousness with laughter, and their laughter with seriousness.

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GORGIAS

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.

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GORGIAS

The Fragments of the Pre-Socratics, Hermann Diels: DK 76B21