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“To a wise man, the whole earth is open, because the country of a virtuous soul is the entire universe.” ― Democritus

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“To a wise man, the whole earth is open, because the country of a virtuous soul is the entire universe.” ― Democritus

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote and highlighting its core meaning about selflessness.

Body:

Write about the openness’s of the world and how virtuous people do not consider or get hindered by the barriers of boundaries, caste, religion or geography. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.