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Democritus
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Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness. Democritus
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Nature... has buried truth deep in the bottom of the sea. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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Poor mind, from the senses you take your arguments, and then want to defeat them? Your victory is your defeat. Democritus
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The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures Democritus
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There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom. Democritus
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Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions. Democritus
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Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man. Democritus
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The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged. Democritus
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Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong. Democritus
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Men will cease to be fools only when they cease to be men. Democritus
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My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me. Democritus
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Sweet exists by convention, bitter by convention, color by convention; but in reality atoms and the void alone exist Democritus
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Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds. Democritus
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Nature and education are somewhat similar. The latter transforms man, and in so doing creates a second nature. Democritus
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Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate. Democritus
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By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space. Democritus
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Virtue isn't not wronging others but not wishing to wrong others. Democritus
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The wise man's home is the universe. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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Nature . . . has buried truth deep in the bottom of the sea. Democritus
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The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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Magnanimity consists in enduring tactlessness with mildness. Democritus
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Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss. Democritus
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I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. Democritus
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It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new. Democritus
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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
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I am the most travelled of all my contemporaries; I have extended my field of enquiry wider than anybody else, I have seen more countries and climes, and have heard more speeches of learned men. No one has surpassed me in the composition of lines, according to demonstration, not even the Egyptian knotters of ropes, or geometers. Democritus
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Reason is often a more powerful persuader than gold. Democritus
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The offender, who repents, is not yet lost. Democritus
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Fortune provides a man's table with luxuries, virtue with only a frugal meal. Democritus
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Life unexamined, is not worth living. Democritus
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Many much-learned men have no intelligence. Democritus
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Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom. Democritus
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These differences, they say, are three: shape, arrangement, and position; because they hold that what is differs only in contour, inter-contact, inclination. Democritus
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Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
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Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry. Democritus
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Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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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. Democritus
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Tis hard to fight with anger, but the prudent man keeps it under control. Democritus
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The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world Democritus
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We think there is color, we think there is sweet, we think there is bitter, but in reality there are atoms and a void. Democritus
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By convention sweet is sweet, by convention bitter is bitter, by convention hot is hot, by convention cold is cold, by convention colour is colour. But in reality there are atoms and the void. That is, the objects of sense are supposed to be real and it is customary to regard them as such, but in truth they are not. Only the atoms and the void are real. Democritus
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If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth. Democritus
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Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character. Democritus
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Beautiful objects are wrought by study through effort, but ugly things are reaped automatically without toil. Democritus
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Men should strive to think much and know little. Democritus
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Man is a universe in little [ Microcosm ]. Democritus
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In a shared fish, there are no bones. Democritus
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Moderation multiplies pleasures, and increases pleasure. Democritus
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There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women. Democritus
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Word is a shadow of a deed. Democritus
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You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires. Democritus
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There are innumerable worlds of different sizes. In some there is neither sun not moon, in others they are larger than in ours and others have more than one. These worlds are at irregular distances, more in one direction and less in another, and some are flourishing, others declining. Here they come into being, there they die, and they are distroyed by collision with one another. Some of the worlds have no animal or vegetable life nor any water. Democritus
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If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it. Democritus
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To do all the talking and not be willing to listen is a form of greed. Democritus
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We know nothing accurately in reality, but as it changes according to the bodily condition, and the constitution of those things that flow upon and impinge upon it. Democritus
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The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space.... The atoms are unlimited in size and number, and they are borne along in the whole universe in a vortex, and thereby generate all composite things-fire, water, air, earth. For even these are conglomerations of given atoms. Democritus
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Moving in space, the atoms originally were individual units, but inevitable they began to collide with each other, and in cases where their shapes were such as to permit them to interlock, they began to form clusters. Water, air, fire, and earth, these are simply different clusters of the changeless atoms. Democritus
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It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man. Democritus
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To speak but little becomes a woman; and she is best adorned who is in plain attire. Democritus
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The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess. Democritus
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We know nothing in reality; for truth lies in an abyss. Democritus
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