One to me is myriads, if he the best is.
People of Ephesus should be all hanged, young and old, and leave the
city to the kids. Because they banished Ermodorus, the best of their
men, saying: among us let no one be distinguished, otherwise let him be
elsewhere and with others.
This world of beauty and order, the same for all, neither any God nor any man created, but it was ever and is and shall be ever-living Fire, kindled in measures and quenched in measures.
One is the wise and single and to be called does not will and wills the name of Zeus.
Learning many things does not make one wise; for it would have made Hesiod and Pythagoras and again Xenophanes and also Hecataeus.
εἷς ἐμοὶ μύριοι͵ ἐὰν ἄριστος ἦι.
ἄξιον Ἐφεσίοις ἡβηδὸν ἀπάγξασθαι πᾶσι καὶ τοῖς ἀνήβοις τὴν πόλιν
καταλιπεῖν͵ οἵτινες Ἑρμόδωρον ἄνδρα ἑωυτῶν ὀνήιστον ἐξέβαλον φάντες·
ἡμέων μηδὲ εἷς ὀνήιστος ἔστω͵ εἰ δὲ μή͵ ἄλλη τε καὶ μετ΄ ἄλλων.
κόσμον τόνδε͵ τὸν αὐτὸν
ἁπάντων͵ οὔτε τις θεῶν οὔτε
ἀνθρώπων ἐποίησεν͵ ἀλλ΄ ἦν ἀεὶ καὶ
ἔστιν καὶ ἔσται πῦρ ἀείζωον͵
ἁπτόμενον μέτρα καὶ ἀποσβεννύμενον
ἓν τὸ σοφὸν μοῦνον λέγεσθαι
οὐκ ἐθέλει καὶ ἐθέλει Ζηνὸς ὄνομα.
πολυμαθίη νόον ἔχειν οὐ
διδάσκει· Ἡσίοδον γὰρ ἂν ἐδίδαξε
καὶ Πυθαγόρην αὖτίς τε Ξενοφάνεά τε