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)
Contributed by: Zaady
When Thales was asked what was difficult, he said, "To know one's self." And what was easy, "To advise another."
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
The mob is the mother of tyrants.
The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.
Chilo advised, "not to speak evil of the dead."
Nothing can be produced out of nothing.
He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.
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.
I am a citizen of the world.
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