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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 460 BC
Date of Death: 370 BC




 

Democritus Quotes

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Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
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Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
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Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
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It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
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It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.
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Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
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Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
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I would rather discover a single causal connection than win the throne of Persia.
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Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
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If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
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By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
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Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
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The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
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It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
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Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
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I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
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Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
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Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
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Men should strive to think much and know little.
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