What is the source for Diogenes' quote in Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy?

What is the source for Diogenes' quote in Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy?

In The Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton states that

"When the son swore, Diogenes struck the father."

Where did Burton get this from? I can find no earlier (i.e. Classical) reference to it, nor any suggestion that Diogenes in fact did it. I am wondering if Burton made it up and, as it were," hung" it on Diogenes.


Edit: The nearest I can find to Burton's claim is this (unreferenced) quote:

"Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?"

http://millionsofmouths.com/diogenes.html


I think you found the source, which was creatively rephrased. A-Z Quotes has the citation to Davenport's translation of Diogenes for the quote:

Herakleitos, Diogenes (2011). “Herakleitos and Diogenes: Translated from the Greek by Guy Davenport”, p.55, Wipf and Stock Publishers


Watch the video: Walker Brents III on Robert Burtons The Anatomy of Melancholy