Diogenes Quotes

25 Diogenes quotes:

"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."
"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."
"Being asked whether it's better to marry or not, he (Socrates) replied, "Whichever you do you will repent it"
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"Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards."
"A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies."
"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."
"It takes a wise man to discover a wise man."
"Stand a little less between me and the sun."
"Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one"
Author: Diogenes Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend."
"The great thieves lead away the little thief."
"The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them."
"On being asked by someone how he could become famous, Diogenes responded: 'By worrying as little as possible about fame"
Author: Diogenes Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"Man is the most intelligent of the animals -- and the most silly."
Author: Diogenes Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"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."
Author: Diogenes Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"He has the most who is most content with the least."
"The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted."
"The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust."
"We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less."

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