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#1. All things happen by virtue of necessity. - Author: Democritus
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#2. These differences, they say, are three: shape, arrangement, and position; because they hold that what is differs only in contour, inter-contact, inclination. - Author: Democritus
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#3. Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. - Author: Democritus
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#4. 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. - Author: Democritus
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#5. Life unexamined, is not worth living. - Author: Democritus
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#6. Coition is a slight attack of apoplexy. For man gushes forth from man, and is separated by being torn apart with a kind of blow. - Author: Democritus
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#7. Sweet exists by convention, bitter by convention, color by convention; but in reality atoms and the void alone exist - Author: Democritus
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#8. By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. - Author: Democritus
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#9. Soul and intellect are just the same things. - Author: Democritus
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#10. Men will cease to be fools only when they cease to be men. - Author: Democritus
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#11. The wise man's home is the universe. - Author: Democritus
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#12. Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man. - Author: Democritus
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#13. Nature and education are somewhat similar. The latter transforms man, and in so doing creates a second nature. - Author: Democritus
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#14. It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man. - Author: Democritus
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#15. If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth. - Author: Democritus
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#16. Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy. - Author: Democritus
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#17. Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness. - Author: Democritus
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#18. The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures - Author: Democritus
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#19. The good things of life are produced by learning with hard work; the bad are reaped of their own accord, without hard work. - Author: Democritus
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#20. The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures. Some men are masters of cities, but are enslaved to women. - Author: Democritus
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#21. There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom. - Author: Democritus
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#22. 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. - Author: Democritus
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#23. Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains. - Author: Democritus
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#24. The man enslaved to wealth can never be honest. - Author: Democritus
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#25. Man is a universe in little [ Microcosm ]. - Author: Democritus
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#26. Disease of the home and of the life comes about in the same way as that of the body. - Author: Democritus
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#27. The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world - Author: Democritus
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#28. Poverty in a democracy is as much to be preferred to what is called prosperity under despots, as freedom is to slavery. - Author: Democritus
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#29. Nothing exists but atoms and the void. - Author: Democritus
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#30. If thou sustain injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it - Author: Democritus
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#31. The whole Earth is at the hand of the wise man, since the fatherland of an elevated soul is the Universe. - Author: Democritus
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#32. Magnanimity consists in enduring tactlessness with mildness. - Author: Democritus
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#33. Moderation multiplies pleasures, and increases pleasure. - Author: Democritus
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#34. 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. - Author: Democritus
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#35. Many much-learned men have no intelligence. - Author: Democritus
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#36. Beautiful objects are wrought by study through effort, but ugly things are reaped automatically without toil. - Author: Democritus
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#37. The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not. - Author: Democritus
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#38. The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion. - Author: Democritus
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#39. 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. - Author: Democritus
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#40. According to convention there is a sweet and a bitter, a hot and a cold, and according to convention, there is an order. In truth, there are atoms and a void. - Author: Democritus
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#41. Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss. - Author: Democritus
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#42. Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. - Author: Democritus
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#43. The person who can laugh with life has developed deep roots with confidence and faith-faith in oneself, in people and in the world, as contrasted to negative ideas with distrust and discouragement. - Author: Democritus
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#44. Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference to the madness or divine inspiration of poets. - Author: Democritus
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#45. Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. - Author: Democritus
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#46. My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me. - Author: Democritus
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#47. It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others. - Author: Democritus
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#48. Virtue isn't not wronging others but not wishing to wrong others. - Author: Democritus
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#49. Word is a shadow of a deed. - Author: Democritus
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#50. Envy is the cause of political division. - Author: Democritus
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#51. Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom. - Author: Democritus
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#52. Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds. - Author: Democritus
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#53. One should practice much sense, not much learning. - Author: Democritus
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#54. It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. - Author: Democritus
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#55. Men have fashioned an image of Chance as an excuse for their own stupidity. For Chance rarely conflicts with intelligence, and most things in life can be set in order by an intelligent sharpsightedness. - Author: Democritus
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#56. Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate. - Author: Democritus
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#57. Fortune provides a man's table with luxuries, virtue with only a frugal meal. - Author: Democritus
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#58. Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions. - Author: Democritus
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#59. It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new. - Author: Democritus
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#60. Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity. - Author: Democritus
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#61. The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space; everything else is merely thought to exist. - Author: Democritus
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#62. To speak but little becomes a woman; and she is best adorned who is in plain attire. - Author: Democritus
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#63. The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess. - Author: Democritus
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#64. To a wise man, the whole earth is open; for the native land of a good soul is the whole earth. - Author: Democritus
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#65. Tis hard to fight with anger but the prudent man keeps it under control. - Author: Democritus
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#66. There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women. - Author: Democritus
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#67. No one regards the things before his feet, But views with care the regions of the sky. - Author: Democritus
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#68. [I would] rather discover one cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. - Author: Democritus
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#69. Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry. - Author: Democritus
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#70. Men should strive to think much and know little. - Author: Democritus
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#71. The laws would not prevent each man from living according to his inclination, unless individuals harmed each other; for envy creates the beginning of strife. - Author: Democritus
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#72. In a shared fish, there are no bones. - Author: Democritus
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#73. More men have become great through practice than by nature. - Author: Democritus
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#74. The word is the shadow of the deed. - Author: Democritus
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#75. Nature ... has buried truth deep in the bottom of the sea. - Author: Democritus
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#76. No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge. - Author: Democritus
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#77. Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong. - Author: Democritus
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#78. Reason is often a more powerful persuader than gold. - Author: Democritus
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#79. Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character. - Author: Democritus
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#80. We think there is color, we think there is sweet, we think there is bitter, but in reality there are atoms and a void. - Author: Democritus
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#81. It is hard to fight against anger: to master it is the mark of a rational man. - Author: Democritus
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#82. You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires. - Author: Democritus
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#83. The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged. - Author: Democritus
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#84. We know nothing accurately in reality, but [only] as it changes according to the bodily condition, and the constitution of those things that flow upon [the body] and impinge upon it. - Author: Democritus
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#85. If you would know contentment, let your deeds be few. - Author: Democritus
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#86. Poor mind, from the senses you take your arguments, and then want to defeat them? Your victory is your defeat. - Author: Democritus
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#87. To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland. - Author: Democritus
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#88. Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness. - Author: Democritus
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#89. We know nothing in reality; for truth lies in an abyss. - Author: Democritus
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