The best Quotes by Diogenes Laertios

The best Quotes by Diogenes Laertios

Diogenes Laërtius (3rd century AD) was a biographer of the Greek philosophers. Nothing is definitively known about his life, but his surviving Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers is a principal source for the history of ancient Greek philosophy.

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.
He has the most who is most content with the least.
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Quotes about Diogenes Laertios

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
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To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
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Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
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To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
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The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.
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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
Giving a child an education is by far one of the most important investments we can make.
It's wrong to think that an educational system could work without conveying values!
'I don't think...'
'Then you shouldn't talk', said the Hatter.
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The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.
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Things can always be said later, but things can never be unheard.
In most cases the best advice that can be given is just listening.
Just as the eye was made to see colours, and the ear to hear sounds, so the human mind was made to understand.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Everything's better with some wine in the belly.
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Wine has its uses... like revealing someone's true colors, for example.
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When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.
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That's the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f*cking life.
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I don't consider myself to be the best... and I don't like compliments... they distract me.
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The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
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True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one wo is smiling and everyone else is crying.
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For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
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The one who lives in the memories of his loved ones can't be dead; dead is only who's forgotten.
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By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
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For when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.
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Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
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To write a loveletter, you have to start without knowing what you're gonna write and end without knowing what you wrote.
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Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
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By playing for one hour, you can get to know someone better, than by talking for a year.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
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