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Diogenes Quotes

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.

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.

Blushing is the color of virtue.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.

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

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

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.

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

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

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

Stand a little less between me and the sun.

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

The great thieves lead away the little thief.

The mob is the mother of tyrants.