Demetrius of Phalerum

Demetrius of Phalerum
c. 345 B.C.
c. 280 B.C.

Greek Athenian Orator, Statesman, Student of Theophrastus and one of the first Peripatetics

Author Quotes

He who is unable to take misfortune nobly is unable to take good fortune adroitly.

Who is the best counsellor? The right moment.

A timely service rendered where desired is welcome, for its usefulness and the will to accept it redound to the greater honour of the benefactor. A service rendered late and where it is not wanted is unwelcome, because the moment of its usefulness has been missed and the desire to accept it has vanished.

In prosperity friends do not leave you unless desired, whereas in adversity they stay away of their own accord.

No man seems to me more unhappy than one who has never met with adversity.

Author Picture
First Name
Demetrius of Phalerum
Birth Date
c. 345 B.C.
Death Date
c. 280 B.C.
Bio

Greek Athenian Orator, Statesman, Student of Theophrastus and one of the first Peripatetics