Zeno of Citium
- Acted: 3th Century BC
- Lived: 334-261 BC
- School: Stoic
- Main Interests: Ethics, Politics, Logic, Metaphysics
- Influences: Heraclitus, Antisthenes, Plato, Aristotle, Diogenes
- Location: Citium
Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.
Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Ζ, 26
The reason why we have two ears and only one mouth is that we should listen more and talk less.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΛΞ, 19
A friend is our second self.
Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Ζ, 23
Zeno of Citium was a Hellenistic philosopher who founded the Stoic school of philosophy, which influenced the development of philosophical and ethical thought in Hellenistic and Roman times. Stoicism laid great emphasis on goodness and peace of mind gained from living a life of virtue in harmony with nature.