We do not exist for ourselves. (Thomas Merton)
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Democritus


(460 – 370 BC) An Ancient Greek philosopher, an influential pre-Socratic philosopher who formulated an atomic theory for the universe. Many consider him to be the "father of modern science". He is popularly known as "the laughing philosopher" for advocating a cheerful outlook, and for his rhetorical use of irony and ridicule.

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
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.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
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