Diogenes Quotes On Chicken, Dog, Death, Honest Man

Diogenes Quotes On Chicken, Dog, Death, Honest Man

Diogenes Quotes

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.

Diogenes

Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

Diogenes

I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.

Diogenes

It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.

Diogenes

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

Diogenes

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

Diogenes

No man is hurt but by himself.

Diogenes

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.

Diogenes

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.

Diogenes

I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.

Diogenes

Who is Diogenes?

Diogenes was settled in Sinope, a Greek settlement on the southern Black Sea coast, in 412 BC. His son, Hicesias, was a banker, and by entering the banking business he persuaded Diogenes to support him.

In a controversy that accused him and his father of defacing the currency, Diogenes was banished from Sinope. So Diogenes decided to settle in Athens in ridiculing societal values and customs motivated by the passion.

Diogenes, widely known as ‘ Diogenes of Sinope, ‘ was an outstanding and  revered Greek philosopher, one of the pioneers of Cynic philosophy. He was Antisthenes ‘ only pupil, and a leading proponent of the asceticism and  moral philosophies of his mentor.

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