The Frugality of Diogenes the Cynic

“Diogenes once saw a child who was drinking out of his own hands. He then threw out the cup which he carried in his sack, saying, ‘A little boy has proven more thrifty than me!'”

Θεασάμενός ποτε παιδίον ταῖς χερσὶ πῖνον ἐξέρριψε τῆς πήρας

τὴν κοτύλην, εἰπών, “παιδίον με νενίκηκεν εὐτελείᾳ.” ἐξέβαλε

(From Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of the Philosophers, 6.37)

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