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    democritus Quotes

    The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space; everything else is merely thought to exist.
    — Democritus
    tags: thoughts  universe 
     
    Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom.
    — Democritus
    tags: happiness  men  body  wisdom 
     
    You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires.
    — Democritus
    tags: desires  men  alone  true 
     
    It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
    — Democritus
    tags: greed 
     
    Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
    — Democritus
    tags: chance  universe 
     
    Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
    — Democritus
    tags: loss  hope 
     
    Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
    — Democritus
    tags: soul  body  medicine  wisdom  passion 
     
    Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
    — Democritus
    tags: education 
     
    Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
    — Democritus
    tags: men  intelligence 
     
    Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness.
    — Democritus
    tags: happiness  lies  strength 
     
    Poverty in a democracy is as much to be preferred to what is called prosperity under despots, as freedom is to slavery.
    — Democritus
    If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.
    — Democritus
    tags: desires  poverty  wealth 
     
    There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women.
    — Democritus
    tags: men  women  master 
     
    More men have become great through practice than by nature.
    — Democritus
    tags: nature  men 
     
    Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
    — Democritus
    tags: sin 
     
    Life unexamined, is not worth living.
    — Democritus
    tags: living  worth 
     
    The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures. Some men are masters of cities, but are enslaved to women.
    — Democritus
    tags: enemies  men  women  master  pleasure  enemy 
     
    Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
    — Democritus
    The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
    — Democritus
    tags: beauty  youth  age  strength  pride 
     
    Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
    — Democritus
    tags: happiness  soul 
     
    The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world
    — Democritus
    tags: men  world  soul  wise 
     
    My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me.
    — Democritus
    tags: enemies  men  wrong  enemy 
     
    Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
    — Democritus
    tags: opinion 
     
    Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy.
    — Democritus
    tags: sexual 
     
    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
    Nothing exists but atoms and the void.
    — Democritus
    It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.
    — Democritus
    tags: beautiful 
     
    Coition is a slight attack of apoplexy. For man gushes forth from man, and is separated by being torn apart with a kind of blow.
    — Democritus
    tags: men 
     
    Magnanimity consists in enduring tactlessness with mildness.
    — Democritus
    I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
    — Democritus
    tags: true 
     
    I am the most travelled of all my contemporaries; I have extended my field of enquiry wider than anybody else, I have seen more countries and climes, and have heard more speeches of learned men. No one has surpassed me in the composition of lines, according to demonstration, not even the Egyptian knotters of ropes, or geometers.
    — Democritus
    tags: men  speech 
     
    Tis hard to fight with anger but the prudent man keeps it under control.
    — Democritus
    tags: men  anger  control  fight 
     
    Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character.
    — Democritus
    tags: character  health  men 
     
    One should practice much sense, not much learning.
    — Democritus
    tags: learning 
     
    The man who is fortunate in his choice of son-in-law gains a son; the man unfortunate in his choice loses his daughter also.
    — Democritus
    tags: men  choice  daughter 
     
    Reason is often a more powerful persuader than gold.
    — Democritus
    tags: powerful 
     
    The offender, who repents, is not yet lost.
    — Democritus
    tags: lost 
     
    By convention sweet is sweet, by convention bitter is bitter, by convention hot is hot, by convention cold is cold, by convention colour is colour. But in reality there are atoms and the void. That is, the objects of sense are supposed to be real and it is customary to regard them as such, but in truth they are not. Only the atoms and the void are real.
    — Democritus
    tags: truth  reality  real 
     
    Moving in space, the atoms originally were individual units, but inevitable they began to collide with each other, and in cases where their shapes were such as to permit them to interlock, they began to form clusters. Water, air, fire, and earth, these are simply different clusters of the changeless atoms.
    — Democritus
    tags: earth  fire  space  water 
     
    The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.
    — Democritus
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