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Diogenes

Diogenes (/da???d???ni?z/; Greek: ????????, Diogen?s [di.o?én???s]) was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic (Ancient Greek: ???????? ? ???????, Diogen?s ho Kunikos), he was born in Sinope (modern-day Sinop, Turkey), an Ionian colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC.

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

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It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.

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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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Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of disti ...

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Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions; . . . that laws were like cobwebs, - for tha ...

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He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a human .

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When two friends part they should lock up each other's secrets and exchange keys. The truly noble mi ...

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Lust is a strong tower of mischief, and hath in it many defenders, as neediness, anger, paleness, di ...

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Let us not unlearn what we have already learned

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Boasting, like gilded armour, is very different inside from outside.

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Love comes with hunger.

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Ability in man is an apt good, if it be applied to good ends.

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He was breakfasting in the marketplace, and the bystanders gathered round him with cries of " dog ." ...

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There is a false love that will make you something you are not.

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I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

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