DIOGENES 412(?)-323 BC: Diogenes was a Greek Cynic philosopher known for his eccentric behavior. Nicknamed "Dog" by his contemporaries, he is best known as the man who carried a lantern around Athens at mid-day searching for an honest man. He believed only in practical good as the means to the truth, that freedom could be achieved by reducing needs to the barest minimum and that happiness came from returning to nature.

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