Diogenes

c. 412 - 323

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 action, laws, and speech

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.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on time

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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.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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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 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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