Antiphon the Sophist

A Quote by Antiphon the Sophist

"Most of the things which are legally just are [none the less]...inimical to nature. By law it has been laid down for the eyes what they should see and what they should not see; for the ears what they should hear and they should not hear; for the tongue what it should speak, and what it should not speak; for the hands what they should do and what they should not do...and for the mind what it should desire, and what it should not desire."

Antiphon the Sophist

Source: On Truth

Contributed by: J-ZEN

A Quote by Antiphon the Sophist

"Life is like a brief vigil, and the duration of life like a single day, as it were, in which having lifted our eyes to the light we give place to other who succeed us.

[Those born of illustrious fa]thers we respect and honour, whereas those who come from an undistinguished house we neither respect nor honour. In this we behave like barbarians towards one another . For by nature we all equally, both barbarians and Greeks, have an entirely similar origin: for it is fitting to fulfil the natural satisfactions which are necessary to all men: all have the ability to fulfil these in the same way, and in all this none of us is different either as barbarian or as Greek; for we all breathe into the air with mouth and nostrils…"

Antiphon the Sophist

Source: On Truth

Contributed by: J-ZEN

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