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Diogenes of Sinope

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Biography - Diogenes of Sinope:

Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy.
Born: -413 - Died: -327
Period:
4th century BC
5th century BC
Place of birth: Turkey
Turkey

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




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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
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Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
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The beard does not make the philosopher.
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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
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It is impossible for society to exist without laws.
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The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
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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.
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I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
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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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Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
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