Top 20+ Zeno quotes

Zeno of Elea was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher of Magna Graecia and Also a member of the Eleatic School founded by Parmenides. Aristotle called him the inventor of this dialectic. He’s famous for his paradoxes, which Bertrand Russell described as”immeasurably subtle and deep”.

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Author: Zeno of Elea Find on Amazon: Link
Nationality: Italy Find on Amazon India: Link
Born:  c. 495 BC, Velia, Marina di Ascea, Italy
Died: c. 430 BC (aged around 65), Velia, Marina di Ascea, Italy

Zeno of Elea Quotes

“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.”
― Zeno of Citium

“Man conquers the world by conquering himself.”
― Zeno of Citium

“The goal of life is living in agreement with Nature.”
― Zeno of Citium

“if being is many, it must be both like and unlike, and this is impossible, for neither can the like be unlike, nor the unlike like”
― Zeno of Citium

“Well-being is attained little by little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.”
― Zeno of Citium

“When a dog is tied to a cart, if it wants to follow, it is pulled and follows, making its spontaneous act coincide with necessity. But if the dog does not follow, it will be compelled in any case. So it is with men too: even if they don’t want to, they will be compelled to follow what is destined.”
― Zeno of Citium

“We have two ears and one mouth, therefore we should listen twice as much as we speak.”
― Zeno of Citium

“All the good are friends of one another.”
― Zeno of Citium

“A friend is our alter ego.”
― Zeno of Citium

Man conquers the world by conquering himself.

― Zeno of Citium

All things are parts of one single system, which is called nature; the individual life is good when it is in harmony with nature.
― Zeno of Citium
Steel your sensibilities, so that life shall hurt you as little as possible.
― Zeno of Citium
The reason why we have two ears and only one mouth is that we may listen the more and talk the less.
― Zeno of Citium
Better to trip with the feet than with the tongue
― Zeno of Citium
No matter whether you claim a slave by purchase or capture, the title is bad. They who claim to own their fellow-men, look down into the pit and forget the justice that should rule the world.
― Zeno of Citium
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
― Zeno of Citium
Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.
― Zeno of Citium
That which exercises reason is more excellent than that which does not exercise reason; there is nothing more excellent than the universe, therefore the universe exercises reason.
― Zeno of Citium
Happiness is a good flow of life.
― Zeno of Citium
No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.
― Zeno of Citium
A bad feeling is a commotion of the mind repugnant to reason, and against nature.
― Zeno of Citium
The end may be defined as life in accordance with nature or, in other words, in accordance with our own human nature as well as that of the universe.
― Zeno of Citium

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