Quotes by Democritus

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Democritus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher (born at Abdera in Thrace around 460 BC; died in 370 BC). Democritus was a student of Leucippus, and co-originator of the belief that all matter is made up of various imperishable indivisible elements which he called "atomos", from which we get the English word atom. It is virtually impossible to tell which of these ideas were unique to Democritus, and which are attributable to Leucippus.

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Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.

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