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Diogenes the Cynic 5th century BC
a.k.a. "The Dog"

1
I have come to debase the coinage.

7
I am a citizen of the world.

18
When I die, throw me to the wolves. I'm used to it.

30
A. I am Alexander the Great.
B. I am Diogenes, the dog.
A. The dog?
B. I nuzzle the land, bark at the greedy, and bite louts.
A. What can I do for you?
B. Stand out of my light.

39
One wrong will not balance another to be honorable and just is our only defense against men without honor or justice.

42
There is no stick hard enough to drive me away from a man from whom I can learn something.

54
Bury me prone: I have always faced the other way.

66
Even with a lamp in broad daylight I cannot find an honest man.

73
I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?

102
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves, whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.

Date: 2013-06-14 02:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] capriuni
Philosophically, I'm more in line with Epicurus. But you gotta love Diogenes' snark.

("His snark was worse than his bite?")

...I'll get my coat.

Date: 2013-06-14 05:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] capriuni
Yes... I get the distinct feeling that The Dog was not housebroken, but seeing him guest host on "The Daily Show" would be a hoot.

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