Diogenes

c. 412 - 323

A Quote by Diogenes on opposites and questions

Protagoras asserted that there are two sides to every question, exactly opposite to each other.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on music, practice, and virtue

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 (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on difficulty

When Thales was asked what was difficult, he said, "To know one's self." And what was easy, "To advise another."

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on animals and intelligence

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

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on motherhood

The mob is the mother of tyrants.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on pollution

The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on death and evil

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Chilo advised, "not to speak evil of the dead."

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes

Nothing can be produced out of nothing.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on enemies, friendship, good, perfection, and sincerity

To arrive at perfection, a man should have very sincere friends or inveterate enemies; because he would be made sensible of his good or ill conduct, either by the censures of the one or the admonitions of the other.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on citizenship and world

I am a citizen of the world.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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