Diogenes of Sinope

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Diogenes of Sinope (l. c. 404-323 BCE) was a Greek Cynic philosopher best known for holding a lantern (or candle) to the faces of the citizens of Athens claiming he was searching for an honest man. He rejected the concept of "manners" as a lie and advocated complete truthfulness at all times and under any circumstance.

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  • c. 404 BCE - 323 BCE
    Life of Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope.
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