Democritus - Quotes

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Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry. ---->>>

Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds. ---->>>

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. ---->>>

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. ---->>>

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it. ---->>>

Men should strive to think much and know little.

Men should strive to think much and know little.

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. ---->>>

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. ---->>>

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged. ---->>>

It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new. ---->>>

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains. ---->>>

Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong. ---->>>

It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others. ---->>>

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Greek
Born: 460 BC
Birthplace: Abdera, Thrace
Die: 370 BC
Occupation: Philosopher
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Democritus (; Greek: Δημόκριτος, Dēmókritos, meaning "chosen of the people"; c. 460 – c. 370 BC) was an influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe. Democritus was born in Abdera, Thrace, around 460 BC, although, some thought it was 490 BC (wikipedia)