A Quote by Athenaeus on expectation, losing, men, and uncertainty

It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that "Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had, - being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity."

Athenaeus

Source: The Deipnosophists. vi. 23.

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