Chrysippus Quotes

Chrysippus of Soli (/kra??s?p?s, kr?-/; Greek: ????????? ? ??????, Chrysippos ho Soleus; c. 279 – c. 206 BC) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was a native of Soli, Cilicia, but moved to Athens as a young man, where he became a pupil of Cleanthes in the Stoic school. When Cleanthes died, around 230 BC, Chrysippus became the third head of the school. A prolific writer, Chrysippus expanded the fundamental doctrines of Zeno of Citium, the founder of the school, which earned him the title of Second Founder of Stoicism.

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Wise people are in want of nothing, and yet need many things. On the other hand, nothing is needed by fools, for they do not understand how to use anything, but are in want of everything.

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He who is running a race ought to endeavor and strive to the utmost of his ability to come off victor; but it is utterly wrong for him to trip up his competitor, or to push him aside. So in life it is not unfair for one to seek for himself what may accrue to his benefit; but it is not right to take it from another.

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Thought is the fountain of speech.

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There could be no justice, unless there were also injustice; no courage, unless there were cowardice; no truth, unless there were falsehood.

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If I had followed the multitude, I should not have studied philosophy.

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Living virtuously is equal to living in accordance with one's experience of the actual course of nature

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The universe itself is God and the universal outpouring of its soul

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