Quotation by Diogenes of Sinope

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
Diogenes of Sinope (c. 410–320 B.C.), Greek philosopher, moralist. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 2, frag. 10, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976).

Also known as "the Cynic."
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Contact Us Help