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Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Disease of the home and of the life comes about in the same way as that of the body.
The man who is fortunate in his choice of son-in-law gains a son; the man unfortunate in his choice loses his daughter also.
Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine.
We know nothing accurately in reality, but [only] as it changes according to the bodily condition, and the constitution of those things that flow upon [the body] and impinge upon it.
I would rather discover one scientific fact than become King of Persia.
Strength and beauty are the blessings of youth; temperance, however, is the flower of old age.
To a wise man, the whole earth is open; for the native land of a good soul is the whole earth.
In truth we know nothing, for truth lies in the depth.
These differences, they say, are three: shape, arrangement, and position; because they hold that what is differs only in contour, inter-contact, inclination.
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Democritus was an influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe.
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