Democritus

460 - 400 BC

A Quote by Democritus on happiness, soul, spirituality, materialism, and uplifting

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

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by Democritus on divinity, enthusiasm, inspiration, madness, and poets

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

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by Democritus on lies and truth

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In truth we know nothing, for truth lies in the depth.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by Democritus on deed

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Word is a shadow of deed.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by Democritus on education and nature

Nature and education are somewhat similar. The latter transforms man, and in so doing creates a second nature.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by Democritus on envy and politics

Envy is the cause of political division.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by Democritus on atoms, bitterness, colors, and reality

By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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