Diogenes - Quotes

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The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

He has the most who is most content with the least. ---->>>

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less. ---->>>

In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face. ---->>>

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. ---->>>

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others. ---->>>

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards. ---->>>

Modesty is the color of virtue. ---->>>

Calumny is only the noise of madmen. ---->>>

Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one. ---->>>

When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.

When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.

The great thieves lead away the little thief. ---->>>

It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend. ---->>>

The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust. ---->>>

I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give. ---->>>

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings? ---->>>

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.

Blushing is the color of virtue. ---->>>

Stand a little less between me and the sun. ---->>>

There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool. ---->>>

The art of being a slave is to rule one's master. ---->>>

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task. ---->>>

I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance. ---->>>

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music. ---->>>

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. ---->>>

I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals. ---->>>

I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be. ---->>>

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man. ---->>>

The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.

The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.

Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad. ---->>>

I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough. ---->>>

The mob is the mother of tyrants. ---->>>

No man is hurt but by himself. ---->>>

The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Diogenes
Nationality: Greek
Born: 412 BC
Birthplace: Sinope
Die: 323 BC
Occupation: Philosopher
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Diogenes (; Greek: Διογένης, Diogenēs [di.oɡénɛ͜ɛs]) was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic (Ancient Greek: Διογένης ὁ Κυνικός, Diogenēs ho Kunikos), he was born in Sinope (modern-day Sinop, Turkey), an Ionian colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC (wikipedia)