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'many men compete in digging and kicking but no one at all in the pursuit of human excellence.' Diogenes the Cynic is best remembered today for having lived in a storage-jar, and walking the streets with a lamp in daylight, looking for an honest man. Such stories formed part of a rich tradition of sayings and anecdotes; his biting wit and eccentric behaviour were legendary, and it was by means of these oft-repeated and embellished aphorisms that his moral teachings were transmitted. He scorned the conventions of civilized ...

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    • Title: Sayings and Anecdotes by Diogenes The Cynic
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic UK
    • Print ISBN: 9780199589241, 0199589240
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    • Edition: 2012
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