27Democritus Quotes

Greek Philosopher

Democritus was an influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe... (source)

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. view quote

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. view quote

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry. view quote

Men should strive to think much and know little. view quote

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. view quote

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. view quote

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. view quote

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains. view quote

Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds. view quote

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. view quote

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged. view quote

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss. view quote

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity. view quote

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