Bion of Borysthenes Quotes

It hurts the bald-head just as much as the thatched-head to have his hairs plucked.

Bion of Borysthenes

Bion insisted on the principle that "The property of friends is common."

Bion of Borysthenes

Just as the good actor perform well whatever role the poet assigns, so too must the good man perform whatever Fortune assigns. For she, says Bion, just like a poet, sometimes assigns the leading role, sometimes that of the supporting role; sometimes that of a king, sometimes that of a beggar. Do not, therefore, being a supporting actor, desire the role of the lead.

Bion of Borysthenes

Self-conceit is the enemy of progress.

Bion of Borysthenes

The road to Hades is easy to travel; at any rate men pass away with their eyes shut.

Bion of Borysthenes

Wealth is the sinews of success.

Bion of Borysthenes

Love of money is the mother-city (metropolis) of all evils.

Bion of Borysthenes

Boys throw stones at frogs in fun, but the frogs do not die in fun, but in earnest.

Bion of Borysthenes

How stupid it was for the king to tear out his hair in grief, as if baldness were a cure for sorrow.

Bion of Borysthenes

Good slaves are free, but bad free men are slaves of many passions.

Bion of Borysthenes

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