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Diogenes – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Diogenes

 

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

– Diogenes


Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.

– Diogenes


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

– Diogenes


It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.

– Diogenes


When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.

– Diogenes


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


I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

– Diogenes


Wise kings generally have wise counselors and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

– Diogenes