Polyaenus quotes

  • The more you benefit your friend, the more you serve your own self-interest. In fact, the kindness provoked by these benefits will come back to us.

    Habit is born of small things, but gains vigor through neglect.


    Polyaenus of Lampsacus


    P 205 of Les Epicuriens

    "Please always remember my doctrines!" - Epicurus' last words

  • I don’t know Greek or have access to the original but that is the literal translation from the French. I wonder if a preceding portion was needed for clarity.


    BUT It makes perfect sense if he is talking about ***bad*** habits, which become strong when we neglect our character.

    "Please always remember my doctrines!" - Epicurus' last words