Democritus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old democritus quotes, democritus sayings, and democritus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.     

Democritus

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

Democritus

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

Democritus

Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.     

Democritus

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

Democritus

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

Democritus

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

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

Democritus

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

Democritus

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

Democritus

In a shared fish, there are no bones.     

Democritus

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

Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.     

Democritus

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

Democritus

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

Democritus

The offender, who repents, is not yet lost.     

Democritus

We know nothing in reality; for truth lies in an abyss.     

Democritus

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.     

Democritus