Diogenes Quotes

Diogenes Quotes

If you’re looking for words that can stir your soul and set your heart ablaze, here are the Diogenes Quotes.

Introduction

Diogenes was a Greek philosopher and one of the most famous Cynics of ancient Greece. He was born in Sinope, a Greek colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC.

Diogenes is best known for his rejection of conventional social norms and his embrace of a simple and self-sufficient lifestyle. He famously lived in a large ceramic jar in Athens, eschewing material possessions and living off the generosity of others. He believed that the pursuit of wealth and luxury was a waste of time and that happiness could be found through a life of virtue and self-discipline.

Diogenes was also known for his unconventional behavior and his willingness to speak truth to power. He famously walked around Athens with a lamp during the day, claiming to be looking for an honest man. He also famously confronted Alexander the Great, who had come to see him, and told him to step out of the way of his sunlight.

Diogenes died in Corinth, Greece, around 323 BC. His philosophy and way of life have continued to inspire thinkers and philosophers throughout the centuries and his legacy continues to be celebrated in modern times. He is remembered as one of the great minds of ancient Greece and a pioneer of the Cynic philosophy. here are the Diogenes Quotes.

Diogenes Quotes

Happiness is a good flow of life.

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I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

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

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

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The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.

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The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.

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It is better to be a beggar than a slave.

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Poverty is a virtue which one can teach oneself.

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

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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
I am called a cynic because I say what I think.”

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Diogenes Quotes
Diogenes Quotes


One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence.

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I am looking for a true human being.

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The only difference between a rich man and a poor man is the number of things they can say no to.

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As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.

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

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I am searching for a man who is able to live in the present moment.

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The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.

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I am a citizen of the world, not of Athens.

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There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

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There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool.

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Diogenes Quotes
Diogenes Quotes


The great thieves are praised, the small are punished.

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I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.

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Virtue is the only good; there is no other.

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The foundation of every government is some principle or passion in the minds of the people.

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

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Poverty is the mother of all arts.

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I am in search of a true friend.

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The wise man is self-sufficient.

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I am not interested in the material things of life, only in the spiritual.

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I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

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Diogenes Quotes
Diogenes Quotes


In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.

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The easiest thing in the world is to live according to the world’s opinion; the great person is the one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

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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.

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I am not a wise man, nor do I claim to be.

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The only way to be free is to live in the present.

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Stand a little less between me and the sun.

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It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.

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He has the most who is most content with the least.

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We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

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I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.

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Diogenes Quotes
Diogenes Quotes


Modesty is the color of virtue.

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

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Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

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Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the most silly.

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No man is hurt but by himself.

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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.

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I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.

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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.

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A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.

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Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards. Diogenes
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.

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Diogenes Quotes
Diogenes Quotes


Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

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I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.

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