Bias of Priene Quotes

Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias of Priene (Quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Laertius, 230)
Most men are wicked.
Bias of Priene (Quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Laertius, 230)
Do not praise an undeserving man because of his riches.
Bias of Priene (Quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Laertius, 230)
Great strength of body is the gift of nature;
But to be able to advise whate'er
Is most expedient for one's country's good,
Is the peculiar work of sense and wisdom.
Bias of Priene (Quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Laertius, 230)
Accept of things, having procured them by persuasion, not by force.
Bias of Priene (Quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Laertius, 230)
Seek to please all the citizens, even though
Your house may be in an ungracious city.
For such a course will favour win from all:
But haughty manners oft produce destruction.
Bias of Priene (Quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Laertius, 230)
Choose the course which you adopt with deliberation; but when you have adopted it, then persevere in it with firmness.
Bias of Priene (Quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Laertius, 230)
Great riches come to many men by chance.
Bias of Priene (Quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Laertius, 230)

Bias of Priene Biography

Life: 6th Century BCE

Bias of Priene was a Greek philosopher. His wisdom is mainly known to us through the legendary biographer and historian Diogenes Laertius.


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