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Antisthenes


Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates, and founder of the Cynic school.
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Antisthenes
I'd rather be mad than feel pleasure.
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There is no work so mean, but it would amply serve me to furnish me with sustenance.
Antisthenes
Being asked what learning is the most necessary, he replied, "How to get rid of having anything to unlearn."




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Once, when he was applauded by rascals, he remarked, "I am horribly afraid I have done something wrong."
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To all my friends without distinction I am ready to display my opulence: come one, come all; and whosoever likes to take a share is welcome to the wealth that lies within my soul.
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Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
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It is a royal privilege to do good and be ill spoken of.
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States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad.
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It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive.
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As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
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I have enough to eat till my hunger is stayed, to drink till my thirst is sated; to clothe myself withal; and out of doors not Callias there, with all his riches, is more safe than I from shivering; and when I find myself indoors, what warmer shirting do I need than my bare walls? what ampler greatcoat than the tiles above my head?




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Wealth and poverty do not lie in a person's estate, but in their souls.
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