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Democritus

Quote of Democritus - Men should strive to think much...


Biography - Democritus:

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

Quote

Men should strive to think much and know little.
Democritus




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Les hommes devraient s’efforcer de penser beaucoup et de savoir peu de choses.”
Démocrite

German
Viel Denken, nicht viel Wissen ist zu pflegen.”
Democritus




See also  

See also...



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The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
Albert Einstein

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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
Leo Tolstoy




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Quotes for: to think

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He who thinks little, errs much.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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I think, therefore I am.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Henri Bergson
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Quotes for: to know

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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Know or listen to those who know.”
Baltasar Gracian
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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I know that I know nothing.”
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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Raising children is an uncertain thing success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.”
Democritus
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Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.”
Democritus
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Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”
Democritus
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Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.”
Democritus
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