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Top 45 Pythagoras Quotes (PHILOSOPHER)

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A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.
A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace.
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.
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.
Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
The oldest, shortest words - 'yes' and 'no' - are those which require the most thought.
The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.
Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.
Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do What good did I accomplish What did I forget to do?
Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do? What good did I accomplish? What did I forget to do?

2 Pythagoras Quotes on Freedom

No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.

6 Wise Pythagoras Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.”

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Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Let no one persuade you by word or deed to do or say whatever is not best for you.
Let no one persuade you by word or deed to do or say whatever is not best for you.
Don't try to cover your mistakes with false words. Rather, correct your mistakes with examination.
Don’t try to cover your mistakes with false words. Rather, correct your mistakes with examination.
If you have a wounded heart, touch it as little as you would an injured eye. There are only two remedies for the suffering of the soul: hope and patience.
If you have a wounded heart, touch it as little as you would an injured eye. There are only two remedies for the suffering of the soul: hope and patience.
Above all things, respect yourself.
Above all things, respect yourself.

8 Pythagoras Quotes on the Art of Being Silent

“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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Silence is better than unmeaning words.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform.
Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform.
Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.
Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.
Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.
It is better to be silent, than to dispute with the Ignorant.
It is better to be silent, than to dispute with the Ignorant.
If you're asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom's temple.
If you’re asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom’s temple.

4 Pythagoras Quotes on Making Life Decisions

Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

6 Inspirational Pythagoras Quotes About Life

“We come from God. As the tree from the root and the stream from the spring; that’s why we should always be in contact with Him, as the trunk from the root. Because the stream dries up when it is separated from the spring and the tree dies when is uprooted.”

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A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea.
Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea.
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.
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.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Know thyself and thou wilt know the universe.
Know thyself and thou wilt know the universe.

2 Pythagoras Quotes on Friendship

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

7 Pythagoras Quotes that will Make You Think

The soul of man is divided into three parts, intelligence, reason, and passion. Intelligence and passion are possessed by other animals, but reason by man alone.
The soul of man is divided into three parts, intelligence, reason, and passion. Intelligence and passion are possessed by other animals, but reason by man alone.
Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of reason.
Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of reason.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
The highest goal of music is to connect one's soul to their Divine Nature, not entertainment.
The highest goal of music is to connect one’s soul to their Divine Nature, not entertainment.
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
Reason is immortal, all else mortal.
Reason is immortal, all else mortal.
Souls never die, but always on quitting one abode pass to another. All things change, nothing perishes.
Souls never die, but always on quitting one abode pass to another. All things change, nothing perishes.

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