Democritus Quotes

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains

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

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Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity

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

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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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Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference to the madness or divine inspiration of poets.

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Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.

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

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

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

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Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.

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

Democritus
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