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Read through the most famous quotes from Pythagoras

If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.

— Pythagoras

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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.

— Pythagoras


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.

— Pythagoras

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Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.

— Pythagoras

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Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.

— Pythagoras

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

— Pythagoras

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

— Pythagoras

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

— Pythagoras

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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.

— Pythagoras

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

— Pythagoras

#body #choose #rather #soul #strong

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Did you know about Pythagoras?

With the exception of a few remarks by Xenophanes Heraclitus Herodotus Plato Aristotle and Isocrates we are mainly dependent on Diogenes Laërtius Porphyry and Iamblichus for the biographical details. Writings
No texts by Pythagoras are known to have survived although forgeries under his name — a few of which remain extant — did circulate in antiquity. However because legend and obfuscation cloud his work even more than that of the other pre-Socratic philosophers one can give only a tentative account of his teachings and some have questioned whether he contributed much to mathematics and natural philosophy.

It was said that he was the first man to call himself a philosopher or lover of wisdom and Pythagorean ideas exercised a marked influence on Plato and through him all of Western philosophy. His followers pursued the religious rites and practices developed by Pythagoras and studied his philosophical theories. The Pythagorean meeting-places were burned and Pythagoras was forced to flee the city.

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