25+ Popular Diogenes Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

25+ Popular Diogenes Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Explore and Share Popular Diogenes Quotes, Sayings, Quotations, Slogans etc. Enjoy These Diogenes Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. Diogenes was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic, he was born in Sinope, an Ionian colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC.

Great Diogenes Quotes

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




“I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give.”

“I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.”

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

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

“It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.”

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

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

“Stand a little less between me and the sun.”

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

“The great thieves lead away the little thief.”

“The mob is the mother of tyrants.”

“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.”

“Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad.”

“A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.”

“As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.”

Popular Diogenes Quotes

“Blushing is the color of virtue.”

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

“He has the most who is most content with the least.”

“I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.”

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

“The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.”

“The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.”

“The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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




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