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    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 .
    — Diogenes
    tags: poverty  help  philosophy 
     
    Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
    — Diogenes
    tags: dog  philosopher 
     
    It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
    — Diogenes
    tags: men  wise 
     
    On being asked by someone how he could become famous, Diogenes responded: 'By worrying as little as possible about fame
    — Diogenes
    tags: fame 
     
    It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
    — Diogenes
    Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.
    — Diogenes
    tags: young  comfort  poor  education 
     
    The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
    — Diogenes
    tags: youth  education 
     
    I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
    — Diogenes
    tags: world 
     
    We have complicated every simple gift of the gods.
    — Diogenes
    tags: gift  god 
     
    I am looking for an honest man.
    — Diogenes
    tags: men 
     
    Fools! You think of "god" as a sentient being. God is the word used to represent a force. This force created nothing, it just helps things along. It does not answer prayers, although it may make you think of a way to solve a problem. It has the power to influence you, but not decide for you.
    — Diogenes
    tags: power  problem  help  influence  god  prayer 
     
    Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he - That when they speak truth they are not believed.
    — Diogenes
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    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, "Here is Plato's man.
    — Diogenes
    tags: animals  men 
     
    He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a human."
    — Diogenes
    I am Diogenes the Dog. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy and bite scoundrels.
    — Diogenes
    tags: dog 
     
    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
    tags: body 
     
    We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
    — Diogenes
    In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
    — Diogenes
    I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?
    — Diogenes
    tags: men  dog 
     
    No man is hurt but by himself. ...Literally by how he interprets what happens to him. If he focusses on how it could have been better, he will be hurt. If he focusses on how it could have been worse, he will be happy. The same is true for women too.
    — Diogenes
    tags: men  women  hurt  true 
     
    Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
    — Diogenes
    tags: virtue  dance 
     
    If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
    — Diogenes
    tags: hunger 
     
    He has the most who is most content with the least.
    — Diogenes
    Lust is a strong tower of mischief, and hath in it many defenders, as neediness, anger, paleness, discord, love, and longing.
    — Diogenes
    tags: anger  lust  longing  strong 
     
    Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
    — Diogenes
    tags: hurt  philosopher 
     
    Even if I am but a pretender to wisdom, that in itself is philosophy.
    — Diogenes
    tags: wisdom  philosophy 
     
    Blushing is the color of virtue.
    — Diogenes
    tags: virtue 
     
    The noblest people are those despising wealth , learning , pleasure and life ; esteeming above them poverty , ignorance , hardship and death .
    — Diogenes
    The question was put to him, what hope is; and his answer was, "The dream of a waking man."
    — Diogenes
    tags: questions  hope  dreams 
     
    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
    tags: existence  path 
     
    The Sun visits cesspools without being defiled.
    — Diogenes
    To arrive at perfection, a man should have very sincere friends or inveterate enemies; because he would be made sensible of his good or ill conduct, either by the censures of the one or the admonitions of the other.
    — Diogenes
    tags: men  friends  perfection 
     
    No man is hurt but by himself.
    — Diogenes
    tags: men  hurt 
     
    Other dogs bite only their enemies, whereas I bite also my friends in order to save them.
    — Diogenes
    tags: enemies  friends  enemy  dog 
     
    There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
    — Diogenes
    tags: men  wise  fools 
     
    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
    tags: enemies  friends  right  enemy 
     
    You will become a teacher of yourself when for the same things that you blame others, you also blame yourself.
    — Diogenes
    If I lack awareness, then why should I care what happens to me when I am dead?
    — Diogenes
    tags: care 
     
    Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
    — Diogenes
    One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings
    — Diogenes
    tags: thoughts  worth 
     
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