Antisthenes

Antisthenes

Greek philosopher

Lived from: 445BC-365BC

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: Antisthenes

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    Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
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    As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
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    Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
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    Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
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    We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.
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About Antisthenes

Antisthenes (circa 445 – circa 365 BC) was a Greek philosopher and a pupil of Socrates. Antisthenes first learned rhetoric under Gorgias before becoming an ardent disciple of Socrates. He adopted and developed the ethical side of Socrates' teachings, advocating an ascetic life lived in accordance with virtue. Later writers regarded him as the founder of Cynic philosophy.

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