TOP 10 DEMOCRITUS QUOTES / PHILOSOPHIES

Posted on July 09 2017

TOP 10 DEMOCRITUS QUOTES / PHILOSOPHIES

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

  1. Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
  2. Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
  3. By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
  4. I would rather discover one scientific fact than become King of Persia.
  5. It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
  6. Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
  7. Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong. 
  8. Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
  9. Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
  10. If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
 

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