List of famous inspirational quotations by the greek philosopher Democritus on topics like baneful, mark, prudence
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
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.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth;
the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Democritus (ca. 460 BC - ca. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, the most prolific and influential of the pre-Socratics and whose atomic theory is regarded as the intellectual culmination of early Greek thought. For this atomic theory, which echoes eerily the theoretical formulations of modern physicists, he is sometimes called the "father of modern science.