Truth and goodness are the same for all people. But pleasure varies from one to another.

Ἀνθρώποις πᾶσι τωὐτὸν ἀγαθὸν καὶ ἀληθές· ἡδὺ δὲ ἄλλωι ἄλλο.

Democritus (c. 460 BC - c. 370 BC) Greek philosopher
Frag. 69 (Diels) [tr. @sententiq (2018), fr. 68]
    (Source),%CE%BA%CE%B1%E1%BD%B6%20%E1%BC%80%CE%BB%CE%B7%CE%B8%E1%BD%B3%CF%82%CE%87%20%E1%BC%A1%CE%B4%E1%BD%BA%20%CE%B4%E1%BD%B2%20%E1%BC%84%CE%BB%CE%BB%CF%89%CE%B9%20%E1%BC%84%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%BF. Diels< citation "69. (6 N.) DEMOKRATES. 34.". Freeman notes this as one of the Gnômae, from a collection called "Maxims of Democratês," but because Stobaeus quotes many of these as "Maxims of Democritus," they are generally attributed to the latter. Alternate translations:
  • "For all men, good and true are the same; but pleasant differs for different men." [tr. Freeman (1948)]
  • "The same thing is good and true for all men. But what is pleasant differs from one to another." [Warren (2008)]
  • "Goodness and truth are the same for all men: but pleasure differs from man to man." [Source]
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