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Diogenes of Sinope | Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae Book IV.158.f

And Socrates used to say that he differed from all other men in that they live to eat whereas he ate to live. Diogenes, too, answered those who chided him for rubbing himself down: 'Would that I were able, by rubbing my belly as well, to quell its hunger and want!'

Source: The Deipnosophistae of Athenaeus published in Vol. II of the Loeb Classical Library edition, 1928

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