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

We ought not to quit our post without the permission of Him who commands; the post of man is life.

Wealth is a weak anchor, and glory cannot support a man; this is the law of God, that virtue only is firm, and cannot be shaken by a tempest.

No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.

Virtue is harmony.

Let a man use great reverence and manners to himself.

Let exercise alternate with rest.

Choose always the way that seems best, however rough it may be, and custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.

If you are asked, what is more ancient than gods? It is fear and hope.

Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.

Be silent, or say something better than silence.

Above all things reverence thy Self. [Respect yourself above all.]

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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