Diogenes the Cynic: Sayings and Anecdotes by Diogenes of Sinope

By Diogenes of Sinope

Diogenes the Cynic is better remembered this day for having lived in a storage-jar, and strolling the streets with a lamp in sunlight, trying to find a decent guy. Such tales shaped a part of a wealthy culture of sayings and anecdotes; his biting wit and kooky behaviour have been mythical, and it used to be via those oft-repeated and decorated aphorisms that his ethical teachings have been transmitted. He scorned the conventions of civilized existence, and his ascetic way of life and caustic critiques gave expression to the Cynic philosophy that during flip inspired Stoicism.

This specific version additionally covers Diogenes' instant successors, equivalent to Crates, his spouse Hipparchia, and the witty ethical preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaic tuition, based by way of Aristippos, a pleasure-loving good friend of Socrates, entire the quantity, including a variety of apocryphal letters. an awesome compendium of Socratic ethical philosophy, this interesting quantity opens a window directly to a few unusually glossy attitudes.

Show description

Read or Download Diogenes the Cynic: Sayings and Anecdotes PDF

Similar literary classics books

The Touchstone

Glennard had by no means inspiration himself a hero; yet he were yes that he was once incapable of baseness.

The tale of a tender guy who scorns the affection of a tortured novelist, basically to have her phrases get back to hang-out him from the lifeless, The Touchstone indicates off the talents Wharton turned recognized for in novels corresponding to Ethan Frome and condominium of Mirth, really her piercing and scrumptious expertise for satiric remark. yet regardless of its masterly keep an eye on, this startlingly smooth story is additionally a simmering, insurgent cri de coeur unleashed by way of a author who used to be herself unappreciated in her personal time. the combo of those attributes make this edgy novella a relocating and suspenseful homage to the facility of literature itself.

The artwork of The Novella Series

Too brief to be a unique, too lengthy to be a quick tale, the novella is usually unrecognized through teachers and publishers. still, it's a shape cherished and practiced by means of literature's maximum writers. within the artwork Of The Novella sequence, Melville apartment celebrates this renegade paintings shape and its practitioners with titles which are, commonly, offered in booklet shape for the 1st time.

About the Author

Edith Wharton used to be born Edith Newbold Jones in 1862 in manhattan urban, right into a socially well-liked kinfolk whose wealth got here from genuine property holdings. She used to be discouraged from an curiosity in writing by means of her mom, who forbid her analyzing modern literature. yet in 1878, a kin pal handed alongside a few of her poems to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who championed them for book. She went directly to keep an strange measure of independence regardless of marrying Edward Wharton, whom she divorced 30 years later. In 1921, she turned the 1st lady to win the Pulitzer Prize (for her novel The Age of Innocence). Wharton died in France in 1937.


Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in previous English. even supposing the authorship is nameless it truly is believed to were written earlier than the tenth century advert. the single extant ecu manuscript of the Beowulf textual content is positioned at round 1010. The epic tells the story of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles opposed to 3 adversaries; the monster Grendel, Grendel's mom and an unnamed dragon.

Goodbye to Berlin (Berlin Stories Series, Book 2)

Submit yr be aware: First released in 1934

First released in 1934, see you later to Berlin has been popularized on level and monitor by way of Julie Harris in i'm a digicam and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: fascinating, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously ugly, with its nightlife and dreamers; harmful, with its vice and intrigue; robust and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires — this used to be the interval while Hitler used to be starting his stream to energy.

Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by means of a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and ;divinely decadent”Sally Bowles; plump Fraülein Schroeder, who considers decreasing her Büsteto relieve her center palpitations; Peter and Otto, a homosexual couple suffering to return to phrases with their dating; and the prestigious and doomed Jewish kinfolk, the Landauers.

El Paraíso de las Damas

A los veinte años, huérfana y con dos hermanos a cuestas, Denise llega a París dispuesta a trabajar en los angeles pañería de su tío Baudu. Pero corren tiempos difíciles, el pequeño comercio está en difficulty y el nuevo gigante de los grandes almacenes amenaza con acabar con él.

Additional info for Diogenes the Cynic: Sayings and Anecdotes

Sample text

47). Upon her return from the Flats, Zeena, the hypochondriac and wasting wife, has a new 舠mien of wan authority舡 (p. 61). Her voice, moreover, has a new tone, neither whining nor reproachful but resolute. Zeena舗s high-boned face, thin figure, and gray hair have caused several critics to see her as a witchlike character. As the narrative progresses toward its closing chapters, this figure of apparently wasting energy assumes greater power over Ethan: 舠She was no longer the listless creature who had lived at his side in a state of sullen self-absorption, but a mysterious alien presence, an evil energy secreted from the long years of silent brooding.

1911Wharton舗s Ethan Frome is published; it was inspired by the New England life the author witnessed near her home in Lenox. 1913Edith and Edward divorce. Wharton moves to France, where she will spend most of the rest of her life. Willa Cather舗s O Pioneers! 1914Wharton travels to Tunisia and Algiers, then undertakes relief efforts during World War I. 1916Wharton receives the French Legion of Honor award for her war relief activities. 1917T. S. 1918Willa Cather publishes My Ɠntonia. 1921Wharton becomes the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, which she receives for The Age of Innocence.

322 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10001 Š Michael J. 舡 The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family舗s return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island. Edith舗s creativity and talent soon became obvious: By the age of eighteen she had written a novella, Fast and Loose (as well as witty reviews of it), and published poetry in the Atlantic Monthly. After a failed engagement, Edith married a wealthy sportsman, Edward Wharton.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.56 of 5 – based on 38 votes