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Diogenes of Sinope | Greek Anthology 333-334


On Diogenes

The wallet and cloak and the barley-dough thickened with water, the staff planted before his feet, and the earthenware cup, are estimated by the wise Dog as sufficient for the needs of life, and even in these there was something superfluous; for, seeing the countryman drinking from the hollow of his hand, he said, “Why, thou earthen cup, did I burden myself with thee to no purpose”.

334. By The Same

On the Stone

Even brass is aged by time, but not all the ages, Diogenes, shall destroy thy fame, since thou alone didst show to mortals the rule of self-sufficiency and the easiest path of life.

Source: The Greek Anthology with an English Translation by W. R. Paton. MCMXVIII.

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