Diogenes Quotes

Top 76 wise famous quotes and sayings by Diogenes

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Diogenes quotes: Even if I am but a pretender to wisdom, that in itself is philosophy. Even if I am but a pretender to wisdom, that in itself is philosophy.
Diogenes quotes: I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough. I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.
Diogenes quotes: I am Diogenes the Dog. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy and bite scoundrels. I am Diogenes the Dog. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy and bite scoundrels.
Diogenes quotes: He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, I am looking for a human . He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, I am looking for a human .
Diogenes quotes: Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves? Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
Diogenes quotes: Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
Diogenes quotes: He was seized and dragged off to King Philip, and being asked who he was, replied, A spy upon your insatiable greed . He was seized and dragged off to King Philip, and being asked who he was, replied, A spy upon your insatiable greed .
Diogenes quotes: Aristotle dines when it seems good to King Philip, but Diogenes when he himself pleases. Aristotle dines when it seems good to King Philip, but Diogenes when he himself pleases.
Diogenes quotes: When the slave auctioneer asked in what he was proficient, he replied, In ruling people . When the slave auctioneer asked in what he was proficient, he replied, In ruling people .
Diogenes quotes: We come into the world alone and we die alone. Why, in life, should we be any less alone? We come into the world alone and we die alone. Why, in life, should we be any less alone?
Diogenes quotes: To become self-educated you should condemn yourself for all those things that you would criticize others. To become self-educated you should condemn yourself for all those things that you would criticize others.
Diogenes quotes: 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 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.
Diogenes quotes: Chilo advised, "not to speak evil of the dead." Chilo advised, "not to speak evil of the dead."
Diogenes quotes: We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less. We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
Diogenes quotes: To the question what wine he found pleasant to drink, he replied, That for which other people pay. To the question what wine he found pleasant to drink, he replied, That for which other people pay.
Diogenes quotes: Being asked where in Greece he saw good men , he replied, 'Good men nowhere, but good boys at Sparta. Being asked where in Greece he saw good men , he replied, 'Good men nowhere, but good boys at Sparta.
Diogenes quotes: When two friends part they should lock up each other's secrets and exchange keys. The truly noble mind has no resentments. When two friends part they should lock up each other's secrets and exchange keys. The truly noble mind has no resentments.
Diogenes quotes: If I lack awareness, then why should I care what happens to me when I am dead? If I lack awareness, then why should I care what happens to me when I am dead?
Diogenes quotes: Asked where he came from, he said, I am a citizen of the world . Asked where he came from, he said, I am a citizen of the world .
Diogenes quotes: Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad. Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.
Diogenes quotes: The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust. The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
Diogenes quotes: When Alexander the Great addressed him with greetings, and asked if he wanted anything, Diogenes replied Yes, stand a little out of my sunshine . When Alexander the Great addressed him with greetings, and asked if he wanted anything, Diogenes replied Yes, stand a little out of my sunshine .
Diogenes quotes: The noblest people are those despising wealth , learning , pleasure and life ; esteeming above them poverty , ignorance , hardship and death . The noblest people are those despising wealth , learning , pleasure and life ; esteeming above them poverty , ignorance , hardship and death .
Diogenes quotes: 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. 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.
Diogenes quotes: There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool. There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
Diogenes quotes: If you are to be kept right, you must possess either good friends or red-hot enemies. The one will warn you, the other will expose you. If you are to be kept right, you must possess either good friends or red-hot enemies. The one will warn you, the other will expose you.
Diogenes quotes: If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate. If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
Diogenes quotes: A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.
Diogenes quotes: People who talk well but do nothing are like musical intruments; the sound is all they have to offer. People who talk well but do nothing are like musical intruments; the sound is all they have to offer.
Diogenes quotes: He once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, To get practice in being refused. He once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, To get practice in being refused.
Diogenes quotes: Modesty is the color of virtue. Modesty is the color of virtue.
Diogenes quotes: To Xeniades, who had purchased Diogenes at the slave market, he said, Come, see that you obey orders. To Xeniades, who had purchased Diogenes at the slave market, he said, Come, see that you obey orders.
Diogenes quotes: The chief good is the suspension of the judgment [especially negative judgement], which tranquillity of mind follows like its shadow. The chief good is the suspension of the judgment [especially negative judgement], which tranquillity of mind follows like its shadow.
Diogenes quotes: We have complicated every simple gift of the gods. We have complicated every simple gift of the gods.
Diogenes quotes: Calumny is only the noise of madmen. Calumny is only the noise of madmen.
Diogenes quotes: He has the most who is most content with the least. He has the most who is most content with the least.
Diogenes quotes: Nothing can be produced out of nothing. Nothing can be produced out of nothing.
Diogenes quotes: Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house. Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house.
Diogenes quotes: What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others. What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.
Diogenes quotes: The sacrifice of Diogenes to all the gods. The sacrifice of Diogenes to all the gods.
Diogenes quotes: As houses well stored with provisions are likely to be full of mice, so the bodies of those that eat much are full of diseases. As houses well stored with provisions are likely to be full of mice, so the bodies of those that eat much are full of diseases.
Diogenes quotes: I am looking for an honest man. I am looking for an honest man.
Diogenes quotes: Love comes with hunger. Love comes with hunger.
Diogenes quotes: Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly. Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.