Wisdom of Apollonius

With a favorable wind, Apollonius and his disciple Damis arrived in Rhodes. As they approached, the Colossus of Rhodes, (One of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World,) stood gigantic and majestic in their view. In awe, Damis asked his teacher, “Do you think anything could be greater than that?” Apollonius replied, “Yes, a man who loves wisdom in a sound and innocent spirit.” From The Life of Apollonius of Tyana written by Philostratus circa 208 AD