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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
4th century BC
5th century BC
Place of birth: Turkey

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

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If I were not king, I should lose my temper.

A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.

In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.

To avoid covetousness is to conquer a kingdom.

What man is without fault, and what king without weakness?

While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.


Diogenes of Sinope also said...

It is impossible for society to exist without laws.

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

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

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.

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

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

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