Ἀνακρέων δωρεὰν παρὰ Πολυκράτους λαβὼν πέντε τάλαντα, ὡς ἐφρόντισεν ἐπ’ αὐτοῖς δυοῖν νυκτοῖν, ἀπέδωκεν αὐτὰ εἰπὼν οὐ τιμᾶσθαι αὐτὰ τῆς ἐπ’ αὐτοῖς φροντίδος.
(Stobaeus, Anth. 4.31.78)
Anacreon received from Polycrates five talents as gifts. After he reflected on them for two nights he returned them saying that they were not worth that amount of reflection. (tr. Marinos Yeroulanos)
Αγάθων ἔφη· “τὸν ἄρχοντα τριῶν δεῖ μεμνῆσθαι· πρῶτον μὲν ὅτι ἀνθρώπων ἄρχει, δεύτερον ὅτι νόμους ἄρχει, τρίτον ὅτι οὐκ ἀεὶ ἄρχει.”
(Stobaeus, Anth. 4.5.24)
Agathon said that the archon must remember three things, first that he rules over humans, second that he rules in accordance with the laws, and third that he does not rule for ever. (tr. John Stephen Wade)
Πίνδαρος εἶπε τὰς ἐλπίδας εἶναι ἐγρηγορότων ἐνύπνια.
(Stobaeus, Anth. 4.47.12)
Pindar said that hopes are the dreams of those who are awake. (tr. David Bauwens)