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 have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
He once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, "To get practice in being refused.
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.
I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Perdiccas threatened to put him to death unless he came to him, "That's nothing wonderful," Diogenes said, "for a beetle or a tarantula would do the same.
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.
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.
If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a human."
Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy , for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning , poverty forces us to practice .
I am looking for an honest man.
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
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.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
When Alexander the Great addressed him with greetings, and asked if he wanted anything, Diogenes replied "Yes, stand a little out of my sunshine .
There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
Blushing is the color of virtue.
If you are to be kept right, you must possess either good friends or red-hot enemies. The one will warn you, the other will expose you.
You will become a teacher of yourself when for the same things that you blame others, you also blame yourself.
Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house.
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