Democritus Quote


Source/Notes: Variant translation: "All things happen by virtue of necessity." - Quoted by Diogenes Laertius in Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, Book IX
Source/Notes: 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
Source/Notes: Diogenes Laërtius, Democritus, Vol. IX, 44 (translated by Robert Drew Hicks; published 1925)