John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Diogenes Laërtius. (fl. early 3d cent.) 9175
Nothing can be produced out of nothing. 1
Diogenes of Apollonia. ii. 9176
Xenophanes speaks thus: And no man knows distinctly anything, And no man ever will.
Pyrrho. viii. 9177
Democritus says, But we know nothing really; for truth lies deep down.
Pyrrho. viii. 9178
Euripides says, Who knows but that this life is really death, And whether death is not what men call life?
Pyrrho. viii. 9179
The mountains, too, at a distance appear airy masses and smooth, but seen near at hand, they are rough. 2
Pyrrho. ix. 9180
If appearances are deceitful, then they do not deserve any confidence when they assert what appears to them to be true.
Pyrrho. xi. 9181
The chief good is the suspension of the judgment, which tranquillity of mind follows like its shadow.
Pyrrho. xi. 9182
Epicurus laid down the doctrine that pleasure was the chief good.
Epicurus. vi. 9183
He alludes to the appearance of a face in the orb of the moon.
Epicurus. xxv. 9184
Fortune is unstable, while our will is free.
Athenaeus. (fl. c. 200) 9185
It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity. 3
The Deipnosophists. vi. 23.