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Inspiring Diogenes quotes from the Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy that stressed stoic self-sufficiency & rejec

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Inspiring Diogenes quotes from the Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy that stressed stoic self-sufficiency & rejection of luxury

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

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There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool.
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What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.
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I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
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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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The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted. Diogenes
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The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
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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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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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Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?
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Stand a little less between me and the sun.
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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.
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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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We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
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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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The art of being a slave is to rule one’s master.
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Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
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Modesty is the color of virtue.
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The great thieves lead away the little thief.
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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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Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
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Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad
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The mob is the mother of tyrants.
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Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the most silly.
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A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.
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I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
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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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Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
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It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.
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The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.
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Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
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It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
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