Xenocrates Quotes

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.

Each man’s soul is his genius.

Happiness is the possession of the excellence proper to us, and of the power subservient to it.

Counsel in trouble gives small comfort when help is past remedy.

An ambassador should study the welfare of his country, and not spend his time in feasting and riot.

Geometry is one of the handles of science and philosophy.

One may as well go, as look into another man’s house; because the eye may reach what the hand cannot.

If the ox could think, it would attribute oxality to God.

Tragedy when ridiculed by comedy does not condescend a reply.

Antipater uses us favourably if he looks upon us as staves, but very hardly if he considers us as freemen.

Go away, you give philosophy nothing to catch hold of.