Diogenes Quotes On Money, Success – Inspirational And Motivational

The full name of Diogenes is Diogenes the Cynic. He was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Here we have shared Diogenes quotes inspirational and motivational.

Diogenes was born in 405 BC, Sinop, Turkey, and died in 323 BC, Corinth, Greece. His father’s name is Hicesias. His father was a banker.

Diogenes Quotes

“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 one of the admonitions of the other.” – Diogenes

“You will become a teacher of yourself when for the same things that you blame others, you also blame yourself.” – Diogenes

“People who talk well but do nothing are like musical instruments; the sound is all they have to offer.” – Diogenes

“To become self-educated you should condemn yourself for all those things that you would criticize others.” – Diogenes

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“It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.” – Diogenes

“As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to the task.”  – Diogenes

“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.” – Diogenes

“As houses well stored with provisions are likely to be full of mice, so the bodies of those that eat much are full of diseases.” – Diogenes

“Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.” – Diogenes

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“No man is hurt but by himself.” – Diogenes

“If I lack awareness, then why should I care what happens to me when I am dead?” – Diogenes

“When two friends part they should lock up each other’s secrets and exchange keys. The truly noble mind has no resentments.” – Diogenes

“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” – Diogenes

“Even if I am but a pretender to wisdom, that in itself is philosophy.”  – Diogenes

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“The mob is the mother of tyrants.” – Diogenes

“The only way to gall and fret effectively is for yourself to be a good and honest man.” – Diogenes

“Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?” – Diogenes

“Aren’t you ashamed, you who walk backward along the whole path of existence, and blame me for walking back along the path of the promenade?” – Diogenes

“Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he – That when they speak the truth they are not believed.” – Diogenes

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“Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad.” – Diogenes

“Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” – Diogenes

“Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?” – Diogenes

“There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool.” – Diogenes

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“What I like to drink most is a wine that belongs to others.” – Diogenes

“Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house.” – Diogenes

“Other dogs bite only their enemies, whereas I bite also my friends in order to save them.” – Diogenes

“Young men not ought to marry yet, and old men never ought to marry at all.” – Diogenes

“Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.” – Diogenes

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“A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.” – Diogenes

“If you are to be kept right, you must possess either good friends or red-hot enemies. The one will warn you, the other will expose you.” – Diogenes

“I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give.” – Diogenes

“The art of being a slave is to rule one’s master.” – Diogenes

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“Poverty is a virtue which one can teach yourself.” – Diogenes

“Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice.”  – Diogenes

“It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.” – Diogenes

“In a rich man’s house, there is no place to spit but his face.” – Diogenes

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“Modest is the color of virtue.” – Diogenes

“If your cloak was a gift, I appreciate it; if it was a loan, I’m not through with it yet.” – Diogenes

“To one who asked what was the proper time for lunch, he said, ‘If a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, where you can.” – Diogenes

“The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.” – Diogenes

“The noblest people are those despising wealth, learning, pleasure, and life; esteeming above them poverty, ignorance, hardship, and death.” – Diogenes

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“He has the most who is most content with the least.” – Diogenes

 “Those that 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.” – Diogenes

“Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the silliest.” – Diogenes

“There is a false love that will make you something you are not.” – Diogenes

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“The most beautiful thing in the world is freedom of speech.” – Diogenes

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” – Diogenes

“The great thieves lead away from the little thief.” – Diogenes

“We come into the world alone and we die alone. Why, in life, should we be any less alone?” – Diogenes

 “I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.” – Diogenes

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