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Quotes by Diogenes of Sinope - (20 quotes)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Audience category:

- b.412 BC d.323 BC...
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance and you've got an audience. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Contentment category:

He has the most who is most content with the least. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Desire category:

- b.412 BC d.323 BC...
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 of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Drunkenness category:

The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Earth category:

-when asked where he came from...
I am a citizen of the world. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Eccentricity category:

- b.412 BC d.323 BC...
It is not that I am mad; it is only that my head is different from yours. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Ego category:

- b.412 BC d.323 BC...
Boasting, like gilded armour, is very different inside from outside. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Fame category:

-on being asked how he could become famous...
By worrying as little as possible about fame. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Friendship category:

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Goodness category:

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 of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Knowledge category:

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

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Light category:

The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Listening category:

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

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Morality category:

- b.412 BC d.323 BC...
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 of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Morality category:

One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, in that does happiness consist. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Questions category:

-when Alexander the Great addressed him with greetings, and asked if he wanted anything...
Yes, stand a little out of my sunshine. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Religion category:

-b.412 BC d.323 BC...
I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Rewards category:

Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Tyranny category:

The mob is the mother of tyrants. (Diogenes of Sinope)

Diogenes of Sinope - From the Wisdom category:

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man. (Diogenes of Sinope)