Diogenes of Sinope Quotes

Diogenes of Sinope Quote: If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
Diogenes of Sinope (Quoted by Diogenes Laertius)
I am a citizen of the world.
Diogenes of Sinope (Quoted by Diogenes Laertius)
I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?
Diogenes of Sinope
He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a human."
Diogenes of Sinope (Quoted by Diogenes Laertius)

Diogenes of Sinope Quote - It is not that I am mad...
It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
Diogenes of Sinope (Quoted by Stobaeus)
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 of Sinope (Quoted in Plutarch's Moralia)


Diogenes of Sinope Biography

Diogenes of Sinope portrait

Born: 412 BCE
Died: 323 BCE

Diogenes of Sinope was a ancient Greek philosopher and ascetic. He is best known for being one of the main figures in the Cynic school of thought and for his priceless and world-famous humourous utterances.

Notable Works

His Barrel in Where He Lived (4th Century BCE)
His Oneliners (4th Century BCE)