Democritus

Democritus
460 B.C.
370 B.C.

Greek Philosopher, formulated the atomic theory for the cosmos

Author Quotes

It is better to correct your own faults than those of another.

The enmity of one’s kindred is far more bitter than the enmity of strangers.

All things happen by virtue of necessity.

Man is a Universe in little.

There are two forms of knowledge, one legitimate, one bastard. To the bastard belong all the following: sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch. The other is legitimate, and is separate from this.

Opinion says hot and cold, but the reality is atoms and empty space.

The word is the shadow of the deed.

Nothing is real, or if it is, we don’t know it. We have no way of knowing the truth. Truth is at the bottom of an abyss.

One great difference between a wise man and a fool is, the former only wishes for what he may possibly obtain; the latter desires impossibilities.

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.

If you do not desire much, little will seem much to you, for small wants give poverty the power of wealth.

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

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

Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.

Nature and education are somewhat similar. The later transforms man, and in so doing creates a second nature.

It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new... Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and manysideedness... Cheerfulness, and often Confidence, that is a mind devoid of fear, the highest good.

One great difference between a wise man and a fool is: the former only wishes for what he may possibly obtain; the latter desires impossibilities.

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First Name
Democritus
Birth Date
460 B.C.
Death Date
370 B.C.
Bio

Greek Philosopher, formulated the atomic theory for the cosmos