• Acted: 4th Century BC
  • Lived: 396-314 BC
  • School: Academic
  • Main Interests: Logic, Science, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics
  • Influences: Plato, Speusippus, Pythagoreanism
  • Location: Athens

Quotes

Xenocrates’ cheese is used for whatever stays for a long time without being consumed. Plenty of times he would throw away food, because of miserliness he wouldn’t eat it and it would spoil.

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XENOCRATES

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΙΖ, 25

As we say "ugly" for someone with a twisted face, or "deformed" for someone with defected form, so we call evil people "possessed".

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XENOCRATES

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΡΔ, 24

When they brought him money on behalf of Alexander, and after he had set the table for them, he told them: "Tell Alexander that, since I live this way, I don’t need his money".

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XENOCRATES

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Ε, 118