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A collection of quotes and sayings by Pythagoras on math, vegetarianism, strings, humming, verses, accomplish, soul, thought, music, spacing, spheres, etc.

37 Famous Quotes By Pythagoras That Are Worth Knowing

Famous As: Philosopher and Mathematician

Born On: 570 BC

Died On: 495 BC

Born In: Samos

Died At Age: 75

Pythagoras was an illustrious Ionian Greek mathematician and philosopher. He is also considered to be an eponymous initiator of the ‘Pythagoreanism Movement.’ His thoughts, religious and political teachings greatly influenced the philosophies of Aristotle and Plato. He had made important contribution to the field of music, mathematics, and philosophy. He has also been accredited with a number of scientific discoveries in antiquity that also includes ‘Pythagorean tuning,’ 'the identity of Venus as the morning and evening star,’ ‘the Pythagorean Theorem,’ ‘the Theory of Proportions,’ and ‘the five regular solids.’ Here is a list of some notable quotes and sayings by Pythagoras that have been curated from his works, philosophies, thoughts and life. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Pythagoras that hold a sea of wisdom.

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

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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.

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

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

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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 man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.

Pythagoras

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

Pythagoras

In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.

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

Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.

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

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

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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.

Pythagoras

Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea.

Pythagoras

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

No man is free who cannot control himself.

Pythagoras

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

Pythagoras

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

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Silence is better than unmeaning words.

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Reason is immortal, all else mortal.

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Above all things, respect yourself.

Pythagoras

All is Number

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Number rules the universe.

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Declining from the public ways, walk in unfrequented paths.

Pythagoras

Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.

Pythagoras

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

Pythagoras

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

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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.

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Friends share all things.

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

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Practice justice in word and deed, and do not get in the habit of acting thoughtlessly about anything.

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Thought is an Idea in transit, which when once released, never can be lured back, nor the spoken word recalled. Nor ever can the overt act be erased.

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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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You should make great things, not promising great things.

Pythagoras

It is difficult to walk at one and the same time many paths of life.

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Power is the near neighbour of necessity.

Pythagoras

There is geometry in the humming of the string.

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