He has the most who is most content with the least.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
I am Diogenes the Dog. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy and bite scoundrels.
Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a human .
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
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?
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
When the slave auctioneer asked in what he was proficient, he replied, "In ruling people .
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.
If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
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.
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.
You will become a teacher of yourself when for the same things that you blame others, you also blame yourself.
Young men not ought to marry yet, and old men never ought to marry at all.
The Sun visits cesspools without being defiled.
Other dogs bite only their enemies, whereas I bite also my friends in order to save them.
When Alexander the Great addressed him with greetings, and asked if he wanted anything, Diogenes replied "Yes, stand a little out of my sunshine .
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
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.
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