Democritus quotes

 quotes - 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.”

— Democritus

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

“Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.”

— Democritus

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

“Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”

— Democritus

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

“By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.”

— 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

“It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.”

— Democritus

“Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.”

— Democritus

“The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.”

— Democritus

“Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.”

— Democritus

“Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.”

— Democritus

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

— Democritus

“It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.”

— Democritus

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

— Democritus

“Men should strive to think much and know little.”

— Democritus

“It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.”

— Democritus

“I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.”

— Democritus

“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.”

— Democritus
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