Diogenes of Sinope
Diogenes (around 400-325 B.C.E) was from Sinope, and became a disciple of Antisthenes. He was extremely ascetic. He valued a virtuous and moral life by rejecting desires, and he also rejected all conventions, secular values, and material goods, which he saw as being given by fortune. He only sought to satsify the simplest needs, and asserted that what is natural is completely acceptable. He started what was to be known as the Cynic school but the aforementioned tenant of his beliefs was also incorporated into Stoic philosophy. One of the most well known stories of him was when Alexander the Great saught him out and asked Diogenes if there was anything that he could do for the latter. Diogenes responded, "Only to stand out of my light."