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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: "I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?"

I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?




Diogenes Quotes: "In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face."

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



Diogenes Quotes: "Plato had defined Man as an animal, biped and featherless, and was applauded. Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture-room with the words, "Behold Plato's man!""

Plato had defined Man as an animal, biped and featherless, and was applauded. Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture-room with the words, "Behold Plato's man!"




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: "It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours."

It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.




Diogenes Quotes: "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.



Diogenes Quotes: "One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings"

One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings



Diogenes Quotes: "Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich."

Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.



Diogenes Quotes: "Blushing is the color of virtue."

Blushing is the color of virtue.



Diogenes Quotes: "I am looking for an honest man."

I am looking for an honest man.




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: "Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.



Diogenes Quotes: "Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice."

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice.



Diogenes Quotes: "Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards."

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



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: "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: "He was breakfasting in the marketplace, and the bystanders gathered round him with cries of "dog." "It is you who are dogs," cried he, "when you stand round and watch me at my breakfast.""

He was breakfasting in the marketplace, and the bystanders gathered round him with cries of "dog." "It is you who are dogs," cried he, "when you stand round and watch me at my breakfast."



Diogenes Quotes: "Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience."

Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.



Diogenes Quotes: "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.



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: "Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he - That when they speak truth they are not believed."

Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he - That when they speak truth they are not believed.



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: "We have complicated every simple gift of the gods."

We have complicated every simple gift of the gods.



Diogenes Quotes: "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."

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



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.



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: "You will become a teacher of yourself when for the same things that you blame others, you also blame yourself."

You will become a teacher of yourself when for the same things that you blame others, you also blame yourself.



Diogenes Quotes: "If your cloak was a gift, I appreciate it; if it was a loan, I'm not through with it yet."

If your cloak was a gift, I appreciate it; if it was a loan, I'm not through with it yet.



Diogenes Quotes: "Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?"

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



Diogenes Quotes: "Other dogs bite only their enemies, whereas I bite also my friends in order to save them."

Other dogs bite only their enemies, whereas I bite also my friends in order to save them.



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: "On being asked by someone how he could become famous, Diogenes responded: 'By worrying as little as possible about fame"

On being asked by someone how he could become famous, Diogenes responded: 'By worrying as little as possible about fame



Diogenes Quotes: "Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?"

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?



Diogenes Quotes: "Courage, my boy! that is the complexion of virtue."

Courage, my boy! that is the complexion of virtue.



Diogenes Quotes: "Young men not ought to marry yet, and old men never ought to marry at all."

Young men not ought to marry yet, and old men never ought to marry at all.



Diogenes Quotes: "The art of being a slave is to rule one's master."

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



Diogenes Quotes: "The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted."

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



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: "It takes a wise man to discover a wise man."

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.



Diogenes Quotes: "The mob is the mother of tyrants."

The mob is the mother of tyrants.



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 question was put to him, what hope is; and his answer was, "The dream of a waking man.""

The question was put to him, what hope is; and his answer was, "The dream of a waking man."



Diogenes Quotes: "Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one."

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



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: "Aren't you ashamed, you who walk backward along the whole path of existence, and blame me for walking backward along the path of the promenade?"

Aren't you ashamed, you who walk backward along the whole path of existence, and blame me for walking backward along the path of the promenade?



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: "The Sun visits cesspools without being defiled."

The Sun visits cesspools without being defiled.