Monday, October 29, 2012

Quote of the Day: Diogenes the Cynic

While reading through Diogenes Laertius' Lives of Eminent Philosophers, ran into this little piece from Diogenes of Sinope (6.42):

ἐνεκάλει τοῖς ἀνθρώποις περὶ τῆς εὐχῆς, αἰτεῖσθαι λέγων αὐτοὺς ἀγαθὰ τὰ αὐτοῖς δοκοῦντα καὶ ουʼ τὰ κατʼ ἀλήθειαν

"He criticized men about their prayers, saying that they asked for things which seemed good to them and not for the things which are actually good."