Some Church Fathers claimed that, at certain moments, the Greek philosophers of Antiquity were inspired by the Holy Spirit to proclaim some truths about God and thus be somewhat of a Greek version of the Prophets. St. Clement of Alexandria for example, after giving some quotes from the Greek philosophers, said "These sayings have been recorded by their authors through God's inspiration, and we have selected them.".
Were the philosophers at certain times inspired by the Holy Spirit? What's your take on it?
that St. Clement didn't wash everything off or out in the baptismal font.