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 am Diogenes the Dog. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy and bite scoundrels.
He has the most who is most content with the least.
If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a human."
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, "Behold Plato's man!"
Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he - That when they speak truth they are not believed.
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?
We come into the world alone and we die alone. Why, in life, should we be any less alone?
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.
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
When Alexander the Great addressed him with greetings, and asked if he wanted anything, Diogenes replied "Yes, stand a little out of my sunshine."
I am looking for an honest man.
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings
Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
We have complicated every simple gift of the gods.
You will become a teacher of yourself when for the same things that you blame others, you also blame yourself.
Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice.
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.
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.
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
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