Diogenes Laertius Famous Quotes & Sayings

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27 Diogenes Laertius Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Stand a little less between me and the sun. Diogenes and I. Stand a little less between me and the sun. Diogenes and I.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: The tired ox treads with a firmer step The tired ox treads with a firmer step
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend. Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Man is the most intelligent of animals and the most silly. Man is the most intelligent of animals
and the most silly.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings. One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Anaxagoras said to a man who was grieving because he lay dying in a foreign Anaxagoras said to a man who was grieving because he lay dying in a foreign land, "The descent to hell is the same from every place.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Thales was asked what was very difficult; he said: To know one's self. Thales was asked what was very difficult; he said: To know one's self.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: We are more curious about the meaning of dreams than about things we see when We are more curious about the meaning of dreams than about things we see when awake.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Step out of my sunlight. Step out of my sunlight.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance and shimmy, and Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance and shimmy, and you've got an audience!
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: As to the gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or As to the gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or do not exist. For many are the obstacles that impede knowledge, both the obscurity of the question and the shortness of human life.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Whichever you do, you will repent it. Whichever you do, you will repent it.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: He also said that he marvelled that among the Greeks, those who were skilful in He also said that he marvelled that among the Greeks, those who were skilful in a thing contend together; but those who have no such skill act as judges of the contest.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: A vine bears three grapes, the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, and the A vine bears three grapes, the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, and the third of repentance.
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Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Courage, my boy! that is the complexion of virtue. Courage, my boy! that is the complexion of virtue.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: One day a man invited him into a richly furnished house, saying 'be careful not One day a man invited him into a richly furnished house, saying 'be careful not to spit on the floor.' Diogenes, who needed to spit, spat in his face, exclaiming that it was the only dirty place he could find where spitting was permitted.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Of what am I guilty," once exclaimed Antisthenes, "that I should be praised? Of what am I guilty," once exclaimed Antisthenes, "that I should be praised?
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Thales said there was no difference between life and death. Why, then, said some one Thales said there was no difference between life and death. Why, then, said some one to him, do not you die? Because, said he, it does make no difference.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: That man does not possess his estate, but his estate possesses him. That man does not possess his estate, but his estate possesses him.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: When asked what learning was the most necessary, he said, "Not to unlearn what you When asked what learning was the most necessary, he said, "Not to unlearn what you have learned!"
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Ignorance plays the chief part among men, and the multitude of words. Ignorance plays the chief part among men, and the multitude of words.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: The mountains too, at a distance, appear airy masses and smooth, but seen near at The mountains too, at a distance, appear airy masses and smooth, but seen near at hand they are rough.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Time is the image of eternity. Time is the image of eternity.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: When Thales was asked what was difficult, he said, To know one's self. And what When Thales was asked what was difficult, he said, To know one's self. And what was easy, To advise another.
Diogenes Laertius Sayings: Why not whip the teacher when the student misbehaves? Why not whip the teacher when the student misbehaves?