He [Eudemus of Rhodes] urged his students to be generous in dispensing philosophy. He said: "Take as model the practice prevailing in Assyria. The practice there is that the beautiful daughters of its inhabitants send their dowries to the ugly ones so that these can be in demand for their wealth just as the beautiful ones are in demand for their beauty. You, my students, are in demand for [your] philosophy; give, then, liberally some of it to the ignorant so that they can benefit from it and so that your excellence become manifest and your philosophy bear fruit among them!"
"Sayings of Eudemus" (#5) from The Depository Of Wisdom Literature"
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