Xenocrates Quotes (1 quote)
Reflections and Maxims (1746), No. 103
“He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.”
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Random House LLC (2010 ed.) - ISBN: 9780307498465
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
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Bio: Xenocrates of Chalcedon was a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and leader of the Platonic Academy from 3393 BC. His teachings followed those of Plato, which he attempted to define more closely, often with mathematical elements. He distinguished three forms of being, the sensible, the intelligible, and a third compounded of the two, to which correspond respectively, sense, intellect and opinion.