Ptolemy

100 - 178

A Quote by Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) on friendship, men, needs, pain, and pleasure

There are three classes of friendship and enmity, since men are so disposed to one another either by preference or by need or by pleasure and pain.

Ptolemy (100 - 178)

Source: Tetrabiblos

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A Quote by Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) on birth, leadership, and life

The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth.

Ptolemy (100 - 178)

Source: Tetrabiblos

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A Quote by Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) on body, fortune, honor, and soul

As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul.

Ptolemy (100 - 178)

Source: Tetrabiblos

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A Quote by Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) on day, earth, food, and mortality

I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the gods.

Ptolemy (100 - 178)

Source: Tetrabiblos

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) on men

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Everything that is hard to attain is easily assailed by the generality of men.

Ptolemy (100 - 178)

Source: Tetrabiblos

Contributed by: Zaady

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