Diogenes Laertius Quotes

Diogenes Laertius

(412 to 323 B.C.)

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A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.

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The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

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If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.

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The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

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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.

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