Pythagoras, aka Pythagoras of Samos or Pythagoras the Samian

Pythagoras, aka Pythagoras of Samos or Pythagoras the Samian
c. 582 B.C.
c. 495 B.C.

Greek Ionian Philosopher, Mathematician and founder of movement called Pythagoreanism

Author Quotes

There is no word or action but has its echo in Eternity.

The oldest, shortest words - yes' and no - are those which require the most thought.

There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.

The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

The King that followeth Truth, and ruleth according to Justice, shall reign quietly: but he that doth the contrary, seeketh another to reign for him.

The highest goal of music is to connect one

The first elements of wisdom: you should study to reflect and to lose your ability to chat.

The gods regretted soon that they created a person. We did the same. People regretted that they created the gods.

The beginning is the half of all.

The best and greatest winning is a true friend; and the greatest loss is the loss of time.

Take not thine enemy for thy friend; nor thy friend for thine enemy!

Tell not abroad what thou intendest to do; for if thou speed not, thou shalt be mocked!

Some are slaves of ambition or money, but others are interested in understanding life itself. These give themselves the name of philosophers (lovers of wisdom), and they value the contemplation and discovery of nature beyond all other pursuits.

Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

Silence is better than unmeaning words.

Sobriety is the strength of the mind; for it preserves reason unclouded by passion.

Science is got by diligence; but Discretion and Wisdom cometh of GOD.

Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please [will].

Sacrifice and adore unshod.

Repentance deserveth Pardon.

Remind yourself that all men assert that wisdom is the greatest good, but that there are few who strenuously seek out that greatest good.

Rejoice not in another man's misfortune!

Reason not with him, that will deny the principal truths!

Reason is immortal, all else mortal.

Power is the near neighbor of necessity.

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First Name
Pythagoras, aka Pythagoras of Samos or Pythagoras the Samian
Birth Date
c. 582 B.C.
Death Date
c. 495 B.C.
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Greek Ionian Philosopher, Mathematician and founder of movement called Pythagoreanism