33 Greatest Pythagoras Quotes

33 Greatest Pythagoras Quotes

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Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher born in 570 BC. He was a fabulous mathematician and scientist known best for his development of the Pythagorean theorem that is still used today. He died in 495 BC around age 75.

“A blow from your friend is better than a kiss from your enemy.”

“A thought is an idea in transit.”

“Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light.”

“Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.”

“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. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”

“As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.”

“As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.”

“Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.”

“By the air which I breathe, and by the water which I drink, I will not endure to be blamed on account of this discourse.”

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

“Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.”

“Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.”

“Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.”

“Friends share all things.”

“I was Euphorbus at the siege of Troy.”

“In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.”

“It is better wither 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.”

“Let no one persuade you by word or deed to do or say whatever is not best for you.”

“Most men and women, by birth or nature, lack the means to advance in wealth or power, but all have the ability to advance in knowledge.”

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

“Number rules the universe.”

“Reason is immortal, all else mortal.”

“Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.”

“Silence is better than unmeaning words.”

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

“The oldest, shortest words— “yes” and “no”— are those which require the most thought.”

“There are men and gods, and beings like Pythagoras.”

“There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.”

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

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

“There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.”

“Virtue is harmony.”

“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.”