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Diogenes The Cynic Quotes

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Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
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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.

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

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.

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