Diogenes Quotes

25 Diogenes quotes:

"Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one."
"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."
"Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly."
"It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little."
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"On being asked by someone how he could become famous, Diogenes responded: 'By worrying as little as possible about fame"
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"One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist."
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"Man is the most intelligent of the animals -- and the most silly."
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"Diogenes, when asked from what country he came, replied, "I am a citizen of the world"
"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."
"Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards."
"A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies."
"He has the most who is most content with the least."
"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."
"I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance."
"It takes a wise man to discover a wise man."
"It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend."
"Stand a little less between me and the sun."
"The great thieves lead away the little thief."
"The mob is the mother of tyrants."
"The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them."

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