Diogenes of Sinope Quotes

Who is Diogenes of Sinope?

Diogenes of Sinope also known as Diogenes the Cynic was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. He lived in poverty on purpose and dressed as a hobo. He is by far the coolest philosopher ever to have walked this blue planet.

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Best 8 Quotes by Diogenes of Sinope

“He has the most who is content with the least.”

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“I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.”

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

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

Diogenes of Sinope

“It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.”

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“No man is hurt but by himself.”

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

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

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“If the goal of climbing a mountain were to get to the top, that would be a kinetic act. To take it to the extreme, it wouldn’t matter if you went to the mountaintop in a helicopter, stayed there for five minutes or so, and then headed back in the helicopter again. Of course, if you didn’t make it to the mountaintop, that would mean the mountain-climbing expedition was a failure.

However, if the goal is mountain climbing itself, and not just getting to the top, one could say it is energeial. In this case, in the end it doesn’t matter whether one makes it to the mountaintop or not.”

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