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Democritus
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Diogenes Laërtius, Democritus, Vol. IX, 44 (translated by Robert Drew Hicks; published 1925)
Democritus
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Variant translation: "All things happen by virtue of necessity." - Quoted by Diogenes Laertius in Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, Book IX
Democritus
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Variant translation: "To be good, one must not merely refrain from doing wrong, but not even desire it." - As quoted in: "A history of philosophy" (H. Holt, 1941) by Frank Thilly, p. 40


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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Democritus was an Ancient Greek philosopher born in Abdera, Thrace, Greece. He was an influential pre-Socratic philosopher and pupil of Leucippus, who formulated an atomic theory for the universe.

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