Remember that life holds out many pleasing deceits to us by the vanity of glory; for that when we are beginning to live, then we are dying. There is, therefore, nothing more profitless than ambition.
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius; translation from C. D. Yonge (trans.) The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (London: H. G. Bohn, 1853) p. 196.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.Theophrastus
Superstition would seem to be simply cowardice in regard to the supernatural.Theophrastus
If you are an ignorant man, you are acting wisely; but if you have had any education, you are behaving like a fool.Theophrastus
Theophrastus of Eresus... wrote a book On Winds and on Weather Signs, but like most other Greek philosophers, he was hardly the man to adopt patient and exact observation in place of dogmatic assertion and the teaching of authority.Theophrastus
The sound of the flute will cure epilepsyand sciatic gout.Theophrastus