Phocylides, Fr. 11
“Many men seem to be of sound mind simply because they walk
Around normally, even though they are really empty-headed”
Πολλοί τοι δοκέουσι σαόφρονες ἔμμεναι ἄνδρες
σὺν κόσμωι στείχοντες, ἐλαφρόν<ο>οί περ ἐόντες.
Diogenes Laertius, 9.20
“Xenophanes said that most things fall short of thought. He also said that we should engage with tyrants as little or as sweetly as possible.”
῎Εφη δὲ καὶ τὰ πολλὰ ἥσσω νοῦ εἶναι. καὶ τοῖς τυράννοις ἐντυγχάνειν ἢ ὡς ἥκιστα ἢ ὡς ἥδιστα.