- Notable Diogenes Quotes Index -
Born: 412 BC,
Died: , 323 BC
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
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.
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.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
Quotes by Diogenes