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Top 40 Democritus Quotes (PHILOSOPHER)

Top 10 Most Famous Democritus Quotes (BEST)

“People sometimes rationalize their greed by saying that it is all for the good of their children but this is nothing but an excuse they use to make their despicable actions appear respectable and praiseworthy.”

Democritus
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
The man enslaved to wealth can never be honest.
The man enslaved to wealth can never be honest.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.
If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.

9 Inspirational Democritus Quotes About Life

“Men ask for health in their prayers to the gods: they do not realize that the power to achieve it lies in themselves. Lacking self-control, they perform contrary actions and betray health to their desires.”

Democritus
Life unexamined, is not worth living.
Life unexamined, is not worth living.
Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy.
Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy.
I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
Good means not [merely] not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Good means not [merely] not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
Nature and teaching are closely related; for teaching reforms a person, and by reforming remakes his nature.
Nature and teaching are closely related; for teaching reforms a person, and by reforming remakes his nature.

13 Democritus Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me.
My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me.
The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures.
The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures.
The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.
The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.
One man means as much to me as a multitude, and a multitude only as much as one man.
One man means as much to me as a multitude, and a multitude only as much as one man.
Envy creates the beginning of strife.
Envy creates the beginning of strife.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Some men are masters of cities, but are enslaved to women.
Some men are masters of cities, but are enslaved to women.
No one regards the things before his feet, but views with care the regions of the sky.
No one regards the things before his feet, but views with care the regions of the sky.
It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.
It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.
We know nothing truly about anything, but for each of us opining is a rearrangement of soul atoms.
We know nothing truly about anything, but for each of us opining is a rearrangement of soul atoms.

8 Wise Democritus Quotes to Live By

Men should strive to think much and know little.
Men should strive to think much and know little.
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.
It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
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.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Accept nothing pleasant unless it is beneficial.
Accept nothing pleasant unless it is beneficial.
Men achieve cheerfulness by moderation in pleasure...
Men achieve cheerfulness by moderation in pleasure…
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.

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