Single Idea 501

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 7. Status of Reason]

Full Idea

In power of persuasion, reasoning is far stronger than gold.

Gist of Idea

Reason is a more powerful persuader than gold


Democritus (attrib) (reports [c.250 BCE], B051), quoted by John Stobaeus - Anthology 2.04.12

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.100