Diogenes on Time

“It was a favourite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.”

~ Diogenes

Diogenes on Want

“He has the most who is most content with the least.”

~ Diogenes

Diogenes on Pleasure

Pleasure, he cautions, “hatches no single plot but all kinds of plots, and aims to undo men through sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch, with food too, and drink and carnal lust, tempting the waking and the sleeping alike.”

From: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine