Author: Democritus - Greek - Philosopher

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.-Democritus
[ Desiring Himself Little Makes Man Poor Rich] [Democritus]

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.-Democritus
[ Course Former Latter Mark Men Prudence Silly Trust Worth] [Democritus]

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.-Democritus
[ Chance Everything Existing Fruit Necessity Universe] [Democritus]

Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.-Democritus
[ Desire Good Means Merely Rather Wrong] [Democritus]

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.-Democritus
[ Dwells Gold Happiness Possessions Resides Soul] [Democritus]

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.-Democritus
[ Beginning Gain Hope Ill Loss] [Democritus]

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.-Democritus
[ Cause Discover Gain Kingdom Persia Rather Than True Would] [Democritus]

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.-Democritus
[ Console Doing Injustice Suffer Thou Thyself True Unhappiness] [Democritus]

It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.-Democritus
[ Better Destroy Errors Others Own Than Those] [Democritus]

It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.-Democritus
[ Beautiful Ever Godlike New Something Think] [Democritus]

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.-Democritus
[ Greed Listen Talking Want] [Democritus]

Men should strive to think much and know little.-Democritus
[ Know Little Men Much Should Strive Think] [Democritus]

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.-Democritus
[ Atoms Else Empty Everything Except Exists Nothing Opinion Space] [Democritus]

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
[ Because Blindness Excepting Folly Gifts Give Gods Good Injurious Into Men Now Old Only Own Stumble Their Them Themselves These Things Those Useless] [Democritus]

Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.-Democritus
[ Deeds Easily Good More Our Remembered Sins Than] [Democritus]

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.-Democritus
[ After Battle Children Life Only Raising Reached Success Thing Uncertain Worry] [Democritus]

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.-Democritus
[ Man More Than Unfortunate Wronged] [Democritus]

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.-Democritus
[ Bring Greatest Moderation Pains Pleasures Throw Winds] [Democritus]