Diogenes

c. 412 - 323

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 friendship, good, and value

He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for 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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