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Summary

Diogenes was a famous Philosopher from Greece, who lived between 412 BC and 323 BC.

Biography

Diogenes of Sinope was a Greek philosopher who is known for his self-denial. He is considered by the cynics.

He believed that one should do anything to satisfy their needs in the cheapest and easiest way. He lived in a barrel and owned only a very few things.

It is said that Alexander the Great once met him at Corinth. Alexander gave him a wish. Diogenes wished only that the king should move so that the sun could shine on him.

Our collection contains 28 quotes who is written / told by Diogenes, under the main topic Patriotism.

Related authors: Democritus, Alexander the Great, Plato

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_of_Sinope

Famous quotes by Diogenes (28)


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"The great thieves lead away the little thief"
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"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth"
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"Stand a little less between me and the sun"
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"Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad"
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"Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly"
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"It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend"
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"It takes a wise man to discover a wise man"
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"It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little"
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"I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough"
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"I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance"
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"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"
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"I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be"
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"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"
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"He has the most who is most content with the least"
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"Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards"
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"Blushing is the color of virtue"
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"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"
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"A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies"
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"Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one"
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"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"
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"What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others"
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"We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less"
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"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"
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"The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust"
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"The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted"
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"The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them"
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"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world"
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"The mob is the mother of tyrants"


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