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Diogenes The Cynic Quotes


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Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
[One Day]
 

To arrive at perfection, a man should have very sincere friends or inveterate enemies; because he would be made sensible of his good or ill conduct, either by the censures of the one or the admonitions of the other.
[Perfection]
 

We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.
[Hearing]
 

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

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.
 

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
 

Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
[Kings]
 


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