Aristippus: Philosophy quotes
One man, who boasted of
extensive knowledge, Aristippus said: “If a man eats much, he
doesn’t become healthier than a man, who is satisfied only with
necessary things. The same thing is with a scholar. A scholar isn’t
a man, who reads much, but a man, who reads with a utility.”
Aristippus was asked
about the difference between philosophers and other people and he
answered that if all laws are destroyed, only the philosophers will
live as before.
Aristippus was a lover of
one hetaera. People always condemned him. But he always answered that
he owned her and not she possessed him. And the best destiny is not
only to keep yourself from the enjoyment, but also tries to possess
over your enjoyment and doesn’t subordinate him.
Once Dionysius proposed
Aristippus to choose one from three hetaeras, but Aristippus took tree
and said that Paris had a hard time because he took only one.
It is better to be a
beggar than an ignoramus. If the first one doesn’t have money, the
second one doesn’t have a human nature.