TOP 10 DEMOCRITUS QUOTES / PHILOSOPHIES
Posted on July 09 2017
Democritus was an influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe.
Top 10 Democritus Quotes
- Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
- Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
- By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
- I would rather discover one scientific fact than become King of Persia.
- It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
- Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
- Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
- Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
- Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
- If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.