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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Diogenes Laërtius. (fl. early 3d cent.) (continued)
universe and of all that is in the universe; however, that he has not the figure of a man; and that he is the creator of the universe, and as it were the Father of all things in common, and that a portion of him pervades everything.
          Zeno. lxxii.
    But Chrysippus, Posidonius, Zeno, and Boëthus say, that all things are produced by fate. And fate is a connected cause of existing things, or the reason according to which the world is regulated.
          Zeno. lxxiv.
    Apollodorus says, “If any one were to take away from the books of Chrysippus all the passages which he quotes from other authors, his paper would be left empty.”
          Chrysippus. iii.
    One of the sophisms of Chrysippus was, “If you have not lost a thing, you have it.”
          Chrysippus. xi.
    Pythagoras used to say that he had received as a gift from Mercury the perpetual transmigration of his soul, so that it was constantly transmigrating and passing into all sorts of plants or animals.
          Pythagoras. iv.
    He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin. 1
          Pythagoras. vi.
    Among what he called his precepts were such as these: Do not stir the fire with a sword. Do not sit down on a bushel. Do not devour thy heart. 2
          Pythagoras. xvii.
    In the time of Pythagoras that proverbial phrase “Ipse dixit” 3 was introduced into ordinary life.
          Pythagoras. xxv.
    Xenophanes was the first person who asserted… that the soul is a spirit.
          Xenophanes. iii.
    It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
          Xenophanes. iii.
    Protagoras asserted that there were two sides to every question, exactly opposite to each other.
          Protagoras. iii.
Note 1.
See Hall, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 2.
See Spenser, Quotation 28. [back]
Note 3.
[greek] (The master said so). [back]