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20 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Diogenes Of Sinope

Famous As: Philosopher

Born On: 412 BC

Died On: 323 BC

Born In: Sinop, Turkey

Founder / Co Founder: Cynic philosophy

Died At Age: 89

One of the founders of Cynic philosophy, Diogenes or Diogenes Of Sinope was an eminent Greek philosopher. He is also remembered as ‘Diogenes The Cynic’. He was one of the very few men who lived even after openly mocking ‘Alexander The Great’. Though a commendable philosopher and a compliant pupil of Antisthenes, he is still considered to be a controversial figure. He carried out the philosophical positions with a unique sense of humor and dynamism. His proactive behaviour and philosophical thoughts made him very popular even though he came from a poor background. We bring to you some popular beliefs, thoughts and opinions shared by Diogenes. Following is a corpus of quotes and sayings by Diogenes Of Sinope on foundation, youth, education, mother, ignorance, lead, music, sound, hurt, feelings, vine, friends, freedom, soul etc which are till date quoted extensively.

It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.

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Alexander the Great found the philosopher looking attentively at a pile of human bones. Diogenes explained, "I am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish them from those of a slave.

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Blushing is the color of virtue.

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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.

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

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

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It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.

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I am a citizen of the world.

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Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?

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Poverty is a virtue which one can teach oneself.

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When some one reminded him that the people of Sinope had sentenced him to exile, he said, "And I sentenced them to stay at home.

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The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.

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Once he saw the officials of a temple leading away some one who had stolen a bowl belonging to the treasurers, and said, "The great thieves are leading away the little thief.

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To one who asked what was the proper time for lunch, he said, "If a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, when you can.

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

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The only way to gall and fret effectively is for yourself to be a good and honest man.

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No man is hurt but by himself

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In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.

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

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