Diogenes circa 404 – 323BC was a Greek philosopher also known as ‘Diogenes the Cynic’. 
‘The foundation of every state is the education of its youth’ 
‘Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards’ 
‘Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the most-silly’ 
‘It takes a wise man to discover a wise man’ 
‘I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance’ 
‘Blushing is the colour of virtue’ 
‘The vine bears three kinds of grapes; the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust’ 
‘I am a citizen of the world’ 
‘I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be’ 
‘He has the most who is most content with the least’ 
‘There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool’ 
‘It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little’ 
‘Wise kings generally have wise counsellors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one’ 
‘The mob is the mother of tyrants’ 
‘What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others’ 
‘A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies’ 
‘Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad’ 
‘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 task’ 
‘We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less’ 
‘We came into the world alone and we die alone. Why, in life, should we be any less alone?’ 
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