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

Biography - Democritus:

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

Men should strive to think much and know little.



(French, German)

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

Viel Denken, nicht viel Wissen ist zu pflegen.

See also 

See also...

Man knows much more than he understands.

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

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

Quotes for: to think


Quotes for: to think

A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.

Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.

I think, therefore I am.

For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Quotes for: to know


Quotes for: to know

Know or listen to those who know.

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

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.

All I know is that I know nothing.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.


Democritus also said...

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

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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