• Acted: 5th Century BC
  • Lived: 570-475 BC
  • School: Eleatic
  • Main Interests: Theology, Metaphysics, Epistemology
  • Influences: Thales, Pythagoras
  • Location: Sicily

Quotes

Gods didn’t give everything to man from the beginning, but men, discover them by constantly exploring.

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XENOPHANES

Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΚΘ, 41

If oxen and horses had hands and could produce works of art as men do, horses would paint the forms of the gods like horses, and oxen like oxen.

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XENOPHANES

The Fragments of the Pre-Socratics, Hermann Diels: DK 11B15

All things come from the earth, and all things end on earth.

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XENOPHANES

The Fragments of the Pre-Socratics, Hermann Diels: DK 11B27