Democritus Quotes

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Democritus
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Democritus
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
Democritus
Words are but the shadows of actions.
Democritus (Quoted by Plutarch in Moralia)
I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
Democritus
It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.
Democritus
Men should strive to think much and know little.
Democritus
Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness.
Democritus
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Democritus
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Democritus
Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
Democritus
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
Democritus
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
Democritus
Tis hard to fight with anger, but the prudent man keeps it under control.
Democritus
Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
Democritus
It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
Democritus
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
Democritus
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Democritus
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
Democritus
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Democritus
No one who has spent what he has on what he should not will be able to spend what he has not on what he should.
Democritus (Quoted by Plutarch in Moralia)


Democritus Biography

Born: 460 B.C.E.
Died: 370 B.C.E.

Democritus was an ancient pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. He is considered by many to be father of modern science because of his theories.

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