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.
Quote by Diogenes
Self Preservation Quotes
When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of...
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear...
Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the...
It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to...
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.
On being asked by someone how he could become famous, Diogenes responded: 'By worrying as...
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.
Being asked whether it's better to marry or not, he (Socrates) replied, Whichever you do...
Blushing is the color of virtue.
I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that...
The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.
A man once asked Diogenes what was the proper time for supper, and he made...
There are plenty of men who philander during the summer, to be sure, but they...
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart...
Where ones treasure is there also is his heart.