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Quote of Democritus - Happiness resides not in possessions, and...

Biography - Democritus:

Greek philosopher.
Born: -460 - Died: -370
4th century BC
5th century BC
Place of birth: Greece

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



(French, German)

Le bonheur ne consiste pas dans la possession de troupeaux et de l'or. C'est dans l'âme qu'est le siège de la béatitude.

Seligkeit wohnt nicht in Herden oder Gold: die Seele ist seligen Wesens Wohnsitz.

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Quotes for: happiness


Quotes about happiness:

I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.

Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

Quotes for: soul


Quotes about soul:

Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

At any moment you choose you can retire within yourself. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.

For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.

Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!

They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.


Democritus also said...

Men should strive to think much and know little.

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

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

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.

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