Greek philosopher, mathematician Pythagoras quotes:
Greek philosopher, mathematician
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
I t is better either to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
We ought so to behave to one another as to avoid making enemies of our friends, and at the same time to make friends of our enemies.
Let not sleep fall upon thy eyes till thou has thrice reviewed the transactions of the past day.
Let no sleep fall upon thy eyes till thou hast thrice reviewed the transactions of the past day. Where have I turned aside from rectitude? What have I been doing? What have I left undone, which I ought to have done? Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.
Above all things, reverence yourself.
Rejoice not in another man's misfortune!.
Practice justice in word and deed, and do not get in the habit of acting thoughtlessly about anything.
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
Reason is immortal, all else mortal.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought.
He is not rich, that enjoyeth not his own goods.
Let no one persuade you by word or deed to do or say whatever is not best for you.
Friends share all things.
Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.
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