Philemon

Philemon
370 B.C.
260 B.C.

Athenian Comic Poet

Author Quotes

If you only knew the evils which others suffer, you would willingly submit to those which you now bear.

Every gift, though small, is in reality great, if it be given with affection.

A just man is not one who does no ill, but he, who with the power, has not the will.

Only the doctor and the judge have the right to inflict the death penalty without receiving the same.

Look around you: there is not a doctor who desires the health of his friends, not a soldier who desires peace for his country.

It is easy for men to give advice, but difficult for one's self to follow; we have an example in physicians: for their patients they order a strict regime, for themselves, on going to bed, they do all that they have forbidden to others.

A field is the most just possession for men. For what nature requires it carefully bears: barley, oil, wine, figs, honey. Silver-plate and purple will do for the tragedians, not for life.

Comparisons make enemies of our friends.

In this thing one man is superior to another, that he is better able to bear adversity and prosperity.

Temperate anger well becomes the wise.

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First Name
Philemon
Birth Date
370 B.C.
Death Date
260 B.C.
Bio

Athenian Comic Poet