Democritus Quotes

Top 80 wise famous quotes and sayings by Democritus

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Democritus quotes: The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged. The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus quotes: 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.
Democritus quotes: If thou sustain injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it If thou sustain injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it
Democritus quotes: The whole Earth is at the hand of the wise man, since the fatherland of an elevated soul is the Universe. The whole Earth is at the hand of the wise man, since the fatherland of an elevated soul is the Universe.
Democritus quotes: [I would] rather discover one cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. [I would] rather discover one cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
Democritus quotes: All things happen by virtue of necessity. All things happen by virtue of necessity.
Democritus quotes: 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.
Democritus quotes: Man is a universe in little [ Microcosm ]. Man is a universe in little [ Microcosm ].
Democritus quotes: You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires. You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires.
Democritus quotes: Envy is the cause of political division. Envy is the cause of political division.
Democritus quotes: Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy. Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy.
Democritus quotes: To a wise man, the whole earth is open; for the native land of a good soul is the whole earth. To a wise man, the whole earth is open; for the native land of a good soul is the whole earth.
Democritus quotes: We know nothing in reality; for truth lies in an abyss. We know nothing in reality; for truth lies in an abyss.
Democritus quotes: Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference to the madness or divine inspiration of poets. Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference to the madness or divine inspiration of poets.
Democritus quotes: The word is the shadow of the deed. The word is the shadow of the deed.
Democritus quotes: 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
Democritus quotes: Magnanimity consists in enduring tactlessness with mildness. Magnanimity consists in enduring tactlessness with mildness.
Democritus quotes: Moderation multiplies pleasures, and increases pleasure. Moderation multiplies pleasures, and increases pleasure.
Democritus quotes: Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate. Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Democritus quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Reason is often a more powerful persuader than gold. Reason is often a more powerful persuader than gold.
Democritus quotes: Beautiful objects are wrought by study through effort, but ugly things are reaped automatically without toil. Beautiful objects are wrought by study through effort, but ugly things are reaped automatically without toil.
Democritus quotes: There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women. There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women.
Democritus quotes: Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man. Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Democritus quotes: Nature and education are somewhat similar. The latter transforms man, and in so doing creates a second nature. Nature and education are somewhat similar. The latter transforms man, and in so doing creates a second nature.
Democritus quotes: Nothing exists but atoms and the void. Nothing exists but atoms and the void.
Democritus quotes: Disease of the home and of the life comes about in the same way as that of the body. Disease of the home and of the life comes about in the same way as that of the body.
Democritus quotes: Nature ... has buried truth deep in the bottom of the sea. Nature ... has buried truth deep in the bottom of the sea.
Democritus quotes: 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.
Democritus quotes: One should practice much sense, not much learning. One should practice much sense, not much learning.
Democritus quotes: To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland. To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Democritus quotes: Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character. Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character.
Democritus quotes: 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.
Democritus quotes: By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Democritus quotes: Poor mind, from the senses you take your arguments, and then want to defeat them? Your victory is your defeat. Poor mind, from the senses you take your arguments, and then want to defeat them? Your victory is your defeat.
Democritus quotes: The good things of life are produced by learning with hard work; the bad are reaped of their own accord, without hard work. The good things of life are produced by learning with hard work; the bad are reaped of their own accord, without hard work.
Democritus quotes: The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not. The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.
Democritus quotes: The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess. The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.
Democritus quotes: Sweet exists by convention, bitter by convention, color by convention; but in reality atoms and the void alone exist Sweet exists by convention, bitter by convention, color by convention; but in reality atoms and the void alone exist
Democritus quotes: Many much-learned men have no intelligence. Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Democritus quotes: The wise man's home is the universe. The wise man's home is the universe.
Democritus quotes: More men have become great through practice than by nature. More men have become great through practice than by nature.
Democritus quotes: Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness. Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness.
Democritus quotes: In a shared fish, there are no bones. In a shared fish, there are no bones.
Democritus 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: The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space; everything else is merely thought to exist. The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space; everything else is merely thought to exist.
Democritus quotes: It is hard to fight against anger: to master it is the mark of a rational man. It is hard to fight against anger: to master it is the mark of a rational man.