Democritus Quotes

Best 16 Quotes by Democritus

“By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.”

“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”

“Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.”

“It is better to destroy one’s own errors than those of others.”

“It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.”

“More men have become great through practice than by nature.”

“Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”

“Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.”

“Reason is often a more powerful persuader than gold.”

“The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.”

“The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures.”

“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 offender, who repents, is not yet lost.”

“The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.”

“The word is the shadow of the deed.”

“Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.”

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