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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Diogenes Laërtius. (fl. early 3d cent.) (continued)
    When asked what he would take to let a man give him a blow on the head, he said, “A helmet.”
          Diogenes. vi.
    Once he saw a youth blushing, and addressed him, “Courage, my boy! that is the complexion of virtue.” 1
          Diogenes. vi.
    When asked what wine he liked to drink, he replied, “That which belongs to another.”
          Diogenes. vi.
    Asked from what country he came, he replied, “I am a citizen of the world.” 2
          Diogenes. vi.
    When a man reproached him for going into unclean places, he said, “The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.” 3
          Diogenes. vi.
    Diogenes said once to a person who was showing him a dial, “It is a very useful thing to save a man from being too late for supper.”
          Menedemus. iii.
    When Zeno was asked what a friend was, he replied, “Another I.” 4
          Zeno. xix.
    They say that the first inclination which an animal has is to protect itself.
          Zeno. lii.
    One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist. 5
          Zeno. liii.
    The Stoics also teach that God is unity, and that he is called Mind and Fate and Jupiter, and by many other names besides.
          Zeno. lxviii.
    They also say that God is an animal immortal, rational, perfect, and intellectual in his happiness, unsusceptible of any kind of evil, having a foreknowledge of the
Note 1.
See Mathew Henry, Quotation 13. [back]
Note 2.
See Garrison, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 3.
See Bacon, Quotation 44. [back]
Note 4.
See Quotation 52. [back]
Note 5.
See Quotation 37. [back]