Asked what he gained from philosophy, he answered, To do without being commanded what others do from fear of the laws.
Wealth is the sinews of affairs.
Bion insisted on the principle that The property of friends is common.
The road to Hades is the easiest to travel.
He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.
Fortune is unstable, while our will is free.
Plato was continually saying to Xenocrates, Sacrifice to the Graces.
One of his sayings was, Even the gods cannot strive against necessity.
The mountains, too, at a distance appear airy masses and smooth, but seen near at hand, they are rough.
He alludes to the appearance of a face in the orb of the moon.
If appearances are deceitful, then they do not deserve any confidence when they assert what appears to them to be true.
He used to define justice as a virtue of the soul distributing that which each person deserved.
Once he saw a youth blushing, and addressed him, Courage, my boy! That is the complexion of virtue.
Pythagoras used to say that he had received as a gift from Mercury the perpetual transmigration of his soul, so that it was constantly transmigrating and passing into all sorts of plants or animals.
He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin.