On one of his journeys Diogenes was captured by pirates, who sold him as a slave to Xeniades of Corinth. When his owner asked him what he could do, he answered, “Govern men.”
Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)
Source: Will Durant, Story of Civilization Book II
Contributed by: Chris
He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance.
Contributed by: Zaady
All things are in common among friends.
Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he, "That when they speak truth they are not believed."
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.
Bury me on my face, said Diogenes; and when he was asked why, he replied, Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.
He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.
Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions; . . . that laws were like cobwebs, - for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast; while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
When asked what was the proper time for supper: If you are a rich man, whenever you please; and if you are a poor man, whenever you can.
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