Profession : Philosopher
Nationality : Greek
Birth : 445 BC
Death : 365 BC
About : Antisthenes 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.

Antisthenes Quotes

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.
Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
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The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

Dalai Lama