Diogenes Quotes

"We are more curious about the...

"We are more curious about the meaning of dreams than about things we see when awake." β€”Diogenes
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β€œTime is the most valuable thing a man...

β€œTime is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” --Theophrastus (from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers)
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In a rich man's house...

In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face. -Diogenes
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'To a man who said, β€œThe Athenians have condemne...

'To a man who said, β€œThe Athenians have condemned you to die,” he replied, β€œAnd nature has also condemned them to die."' --Diogenes Laertius on Socrates
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"Discourse on virtue and they pass by...

"Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience." - Diogenes
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"Education gives sobriety to the young...

"Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich." - Diogenes
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"It is not that I am mad, ...

"It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours." - Diogenes
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If I were not Alexander...

If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes. -Alexander the Great
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"I wish it were as easy to banish hunge...

"I wish it were as easy to banish hunger by rubbing my belly" - Diogenes (Upon being caught masturbating in a public market)
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"Most men are within a ...

"Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad." β€” Diogenes the Cynic
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"Most men are within a ...

"Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad." β€” Diogenes the Cynic
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β€œI am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish ...

β€œI am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish them from those of a slave.” β€” Diogenes of Sinope (as he was asked by Alexander the Great what he was doing when staring into a pile of bones)
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"Alexander the Great found the philosopher looking attentively at ...

"Alexander the Great found the philosopher looking attentively at a pile of human bones. Diogenes explained, "I am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish them from those of a slave.”
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"Solvitur ambulando"...

"Solvitur ambulando" (It is solved by walking)β€” Diogenes of Sinope
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"I am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distin...

"I am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish them from those of a slave.” (Diogenes, staring at a pile of bones after being asked what he was doing by Alexander the great)
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"While Plato tried to paint a picture of a hu...

"While Plato tried to paint a picture of a humanity that was elevated above nature. Diogenes suggested that man live in harmony with nature."
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"As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs g...

"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
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β€œOne original thought is ...

β€œOne original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.” - Diogenes LaΓ«rtius
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"One original thought...

"One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings." -Diogenes
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"What I like to drink mo...

"What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others." - Diogenes of Sinope
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"In a rich man's house the...

"In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face." - Diogenes of Sinope
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"One original thought...

"One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings" - Diogenes
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"Yes, stand a little out of my suns...

"Yes, stand a little out of my sunshine." - Diogenes (When Alexander The Great asked him if he wanted anything)
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"I am a citizen...

"I am a citizen of the world." ~ Diogenes of Sinope
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"One original thought ...

"One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings" - Diogenes
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Foundation of every sta...

Foundation of every state is the education of it's youth. Diogenes Laertiusο»Ώ
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"Dogs and philosophers do...

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