Democritus, Greek Philosopher ( - )

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Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.~Democritus

Inspirational Happiness

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.~Democritus

Space Brainy Nothing

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.~Democritus

True Gain Rather

Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.~Democritus

Good Good Deeds Remembered

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.~Democritus

Man More Unfortunate

Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.~Democritus

Good Desire Wrong

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.~Democritus

Greatest Moderation Bring

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.~Democritus

Universe Chance Fruit

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.~Democritus

Man Rich Poor Man

It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.~Democritus

Better Others Own

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.~Democritus

Life Success Children

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.~Democritus

Trust Men Silly

Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.~Democritus

Good Men Good Things

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.~Democritus

Hope Beginning Loss

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.~Democritus

Doing Injustice True

Men should strive to think much and know little.~Democritus

Men Think Know

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.~Democritus

Greed Want Listen

It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.~Democritus

Beautiful Think New