Most popular Diogenes Quotes
Watch your opportunity.
Modesty is the color of virtue.
Courage! That is the hue of virtue.
Even the gods cannot strive against necessity.
The sun shines on the dung but is not tainted.
That which arises from custom is the unwritten law.
The vicious obey their passions as slaves do their masters.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals—and the most silly.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals — and the most silly.
The market is a place set apart where men may deceive each other.
The reason we have two ears and only one tongue is so we may listen more and talk less.
Often when Socrates was looking on at auctions he would say, 'How many things there are which I do not need!'
When Antisthenes was asked what learning was the most necessary, he said, 'Not to unlearn what you have learned.'
When Socrates was asked whether it was better to marry or not, he replied, 'Whichever you do, you will repent it.'
A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.
When Aristotle was asked what he gained from philosophy, he answered, 'To do without being commanded what others do from fear of the laws.'
On one occasion Aristotle was asked how much an educated man was superior to one who was uneducated: 'As much,' said he, 'as the living are to the dead.'