Quotation Explorer - 'Democritus'

No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge. - Democritus
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. - Democritus
According to Democritus, truth lies at the bottom of a well, the water of which serves as a mirror in which objects may be reflected. I have heard, however, that some philosophers, in seeking for truth, to pay homage to her, have seen their own image and adored it instead.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses. - Democritus
If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth. - Democritus
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland. - Democritus
Tis hard to fight with anger, but the prudent man keeps it under control. - Democritus
Many much-learned men have no intelligence. - Democritus
Word is a shadow of a deed. - Democritus
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds. - Democritus
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. - Democritus
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong. - Democritus
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. - Democritus
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion. - Democritus
I would rather discover one scientific fact than become King of Persia. - Democritus
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity. - Democritus
[I would] rather discover one cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. - Democritus
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