Saturday, December 19, 2009



Democritus, fragment 198 (from Stobaeus 3.4.72, tr. Kathleen Freeman):
The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.

τὸ χρῇζον οἶδεν, ὁκόσον χρῄζει, ὁ δὲ χρῄζων οὐ γινώσκει.
Related post: Lessons from Animals.

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