Democritus Quotes

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Democritus Quotes

The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
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It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.

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One will seem to promote virtue better by using encouragement and persuasion of speech than law and necessity. For it is likely that he who is held back from wrongdoing by law will err in secret but that he who is urged to what he should by persuasion will do nothing wrong either in secret or openly. Therefore he who acts rightly from understanding and knowledge proves to be at the same time courageous and right-minded.

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

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Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom.

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More men have become great through practice than by nature.

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

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One should practice much sense, not much learning.

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Tis hard to fight with anger but the prudent man keeps it under control.

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People sometimes rationalize their greed by saying that it is all for the good of their children but this is nothing but an excuse they use to make their despicable actions appear respectable and praiseworthy.

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The good things of life are produced by learning with hard work; the bad are reaped of their own accord, without hard work.

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If you would know contentment, let your deeds be few.

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Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness.

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In a shared fish, there are no bones.

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