Quotation Explorer - 'Democritus'

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. - Democritus
Tis hard to fight with anger, but the prudent man keeps it under control. - 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
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland. - Democritus
[I would] rather discover one cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. - Democritus
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge. - Democritus
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion. - Democritus
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds. - Democritus
Many much-learned men have no intelligence. - Democritus
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. - Democritus
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. - Democritus
Word is a shadow of a deed. - Democritus
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
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong. - 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.
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