- Acted: 2th Century BC
- Lived: 200-170 BC
- School: Neopythagorean
- Main Interests:
- Influences: Pythagoreanism, Stoicism
- Location: Alexandria
Dolphins swim along with swimmers in the waves until the tempest arrives but they never follow them to the shore. Similarly, sycophants, stay in someone’s life for as long as the weather is good.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΙΔ, 10
Heraclitus and Democritus, instead of getting enraged, the former would shed tears while the latter would laugh.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Κ, 53
The ones who abandon their brothers and seek other friends resemble those who leave their own fields and cultivate foreign land
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΠΔ, 6
It is preferable to love my brother and be poor than hate him and be wealthy.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΠΔ, 17
Good medicine for the sorrowful is a kind word from a friend and for the one who acts foolishly, the medicine is the counseling from a friend.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΡΙΓ, 15
The prudent man will say that since a lot has happened to me, let my heart learn to endure when this is over.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΡΗ, 59
Sotion was an ancient Greek philosopher, doxographer and biographer. None of his works survive, they are known only indirectly.