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Stand a Little Between Me and The Sun – Diogenes Quotes

In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face. Diogenes He has the most who is most content with the least. Diogenes

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


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


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


I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
Diogenes


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


No man is hurt but by himself.
Diogenes


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


The great thieves lead away the little thief.
Diogenes


Calumny is only the noise of madmen.
Diogenes


It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
Diogenes


The mob is the mother of tyrants.
Diogenes


It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.
Diogenes


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
Diogenes


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.
Diogenes


A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.
Diogenes


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


Blushing is the color of virtue.
Diogenes


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


Stand a little less between me and the sun.
Diogenes


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


What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.
Diogenes


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


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


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


Modesty is the color of virtue.
Diogenes


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


Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad.
Diogenes


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