John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Plutarch. (A.D. 46?A.D. c. 120) 8894
Said Periander, Hesiod might as well have kept his breath to cool his pottage. 1
The Banquet of the Seven Wise Men. 14. 8895
Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. 2
How a Young Man ought to hear Poems. 4. 8896
And Archimedes, as he was washing, thought of a manner of computing the proportion of gold in King Hieros crown by seeing the water flowing over the bathing-stool. He leaped up as one possessed or inspired, crying, I have found it! Eureka!
Pleasure not attainable according to Epicurus. 11. 8897
Said Scopas of Thessaly, We rich men count our felicity and happiness to lie in these superfluities, and not in those necessary things. 3
Of the Love of Wealth. 8898
That proverbial saying, Ill news goes quick and far.
Of Inquisitiveness. 8899
A traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a Lacedæmonian, I do not believe you can do as much. True, said he, but every goose can.
Remarkable Speeches. 8900
Spintharus, speaking in commendation of Epaminondas, says he scarce ever met with any man who knew more and spoke less.
Of Hearing. 6. 8901
It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another mans oration,nay, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.
Of Hearing. 6. 8902 Antiphanes said merrily, that in a certain city the cold was so intense that words were congealed as soon