Single Idea 506

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 3. Pleasure / e. Role of pleasure]

Full Idea

Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.

Gist of Idea

Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not an adult

Source

Democritus (attrib) (reports [c.250 BCE], B070)

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.101