Dicta Mysonis

1. Μὴ ἐκ τῶν λόγων τὰ πράγματα, ἀλλὰ ἐκ τῶν πραγμάτων τοὺς λόγους ζήτει· οὐ γὰρ ἕνεκα τῶν λόγων τὰ πράγματα συνελεῖται, ἀλλ’ ἕνεκα τῶν πραγμάτων οἱ λόγοι. Ne ex verbis res, sed rebus verba inquiras: neque enim propter verba res perficiuntur, sed rerum gratium verba. [D.L. 1.108]
2. Εὑρων (Ἀνάχαρσις) αὔτὸν θέρους ἐχέτλην ἀρότρῳ προσαρμόττοντα, εἶπεν· Ἀλλ’, ὧ Μύσων, οὐχ ὥρα νῦν ἀρότρῳ· Καὶ μάλα, εἰπεν, ὥστε ἐπισκευάζειν. Cum Anacharsis illum reperisset aestate stivam aratro aptantem: Atqui, dixit, O Myson, nondum aratro vacandi nunc tempus est. Ille autem respondit: Tempus tamen, ut ad illud nos componamus. [D.L. 1.106]
3. Ὤφθη ποτὲ ἐν Λακεδαίμονι μόνος ἐπ’ ἐρημίας γελῶν· ἄφνω δέ τινος ἐπιστάντος καὶ πυθομένου, διὰ τί μηδενὸς παρόντος γελᾷ· Διὰ αὐτὸ τοῦτο, ἔφη. Solus relictus in urbe Lacedaemone cum ridere videretur, percontanti, quid nemine praesente rideret? Ob hoc ipsum, inquit, rideo. [D.L. 1.107]

From Opuscula graecorum veterum sententiosa et moralia, p. 206.

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