Zeno of Elea quotes
Quotes by and about Zeno of Elea
(Continued from his main entry on the site.)
[Speaking of his famous paradoxes:]
Zeno: "Some try to mock Parmenides' assumption of stillness by arguing that it leads to absurd results. I pay them back in kind by demonstrating that their assumption of motion ... is even more absurd."
Zeno: "My writing is an answer to the many ... with a view to showing that their hypothesis of motion, if examined, leads to even more absurd results that the hypothesis [that motion is impossible]."
Aristotle: "He was the father of the dialectic."
Richard D. McKirahan: "Zeno was a master of arguments that reduced [everything] to absurdity."