Pythagoras

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Born 582 B.C., died 497 B.C.

Occupation: Mathematician

Nationality: Greek

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

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

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Reason is immortal, all else mortal.

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Virtue is harmony.

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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.

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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.

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Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.

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Above all things, reverence yourself.

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

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In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.

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Silence is better than unmeaning words.

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

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A thought is an idea in transit.

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

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

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

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Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.

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

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Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.

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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.

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