Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bias, of Priene, near Miletus in Ionia, who lived about 550 B.C., was one of the traditional Seven Sages of ancient Greece. Many aphorisms are attributed to him - "Power shows the man," "Know and act," and others: but they mostly bear the stamp of a later origin, and many were probably invented to display the independence of worldly goods and cares which after Socrates' time was part of the character of the typical philosopher.