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Ideas of Menedemus, by Text

[Greek, 350 - 276 BCE, Born in Eretria. Taught by Stilpo. Founded the the school there.]

310BCE fragments/reports
p.109 The greatest good is not the achievement of desire, but to desire what is proper
     Full Idea: Hearing someone assert that the greatest good was to succeed in everything that one desires, he said,"It is a much greater good to desire what is proper".
     From: report of Menedemus (fragments/reports [c.310 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 02.16.12