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Diogenes (412 BC - 323 BC) was a Greek philosopher born in the then Ionian colony of Sinope on the Black Sea coast of what is now Turkey. He died in Corinth, Greece. He is famous for being one of the founders of Cynicism. Diogenes was an eccentric & controversial character, and rebelled against social mores of the time. Here he is depicted searching for an honest man in broad daylight with a lamp. The statue was erected in 2006. More information here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Diogenes

Some of his notable quotes include:

"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.

Blushing is the color of virtue.

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

No man is hurt but by himself.

I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give."

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