Diogenes Laertius

Diogenes Laertius (3rd Century Biographer of Philosophers)

“The virtue of the happy man and a well-running life consists in this: that all actions are based on the principle of harmony between his own spirit and the will of the director of the universe.”

  • From Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of Eminent Philosophers (VII, 88), translated by M. Gigante, in Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Skeptics edited by A. A. Long (University of California Press, 1986).


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