If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
He has the most who is most content with the least.
I am Diogenes the Dog. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy and bite scoundrels.
We come into the world alone and we die alone. Why, in life, should we be any less alone?
I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
Plato had defined Man as an animal, biped and featherless, and was applauded. Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture-room with the words, "Here is Plato's man.
No man is hurt but by himself. ...Literally by how he interprets what happens to him. If he focusses on how it could have been better, he will be hurt. If he focusses on how it could have been worse, he will be happy. The same is true for women too.
He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a human."
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
Fools! You think of "god" as a sentient being. God is the word used to represent a force. This force created nothing, it just helps things along. It does not answer prayers, although it may make you think of a way to solve a problem. It has the power to influence you, but not decide for you.
It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings
When Alexander the Great addressed him with greetings, and asked if he wanted anything, Diogenes replied "Yes, stand a little out of my sunshine .
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
I am looking for an honest man.
We have complicated every simple gift of the gods.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.
Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he - That when they speak truth they are not believed.
To the question what wine he found pleasant to drink, he replied, "That for which other people pay.
There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
As houses well stored with provisions are likely to be full of mice, so the bodies of those that eat much are full of diseases.
Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy , for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning , poverty forces us to practice .
He was breakfasting in the marketplace, and the bystanders gathered round him with cries of " dog ." "It is you who are dogs," cried he, "when you stand round and watch me at my breakfast.
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