Democritus Quotes


21 Democritus quotes:



"Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity."
"It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others."
"It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all."
"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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"Men should strive to think much and know little."
Author: Democritus Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry."
"The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged."
"I would rather discover a single causal connection than win the throne of Persia."
"Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss."
"It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new."
"Men should strive to think much and know little."
"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."
"Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains."
"It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all"
"If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it."
"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion."
"Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong."
"I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia."
"By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich."
"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul."



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