Diogenes Quotes

- Notable Diogenes Quotes Index -

Born: 412 BC,
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Died: , 323 BC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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