Thales of Miletus was an influential pre-Socratic Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. He belonged to Miletus in Asia Minor. He is recognized as one of the ‘Seven Sages of Greece.’ He is considered to be the foremost philosopher in the Greek tradition by Aristotle. Historically, he is regarded as being the first person in Western civilization, who engaged and entertained is scientific philosophy. He is credited for explaining phenomena and natural objects by hypothesis and theories. He was a multi-dimensional figure, and revered to this day. Zoom through the famous quotes and sayings by Thales, which has been gathered from his writings, thought and works.
There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
What is it that is most beautiful? - The Universe; for it is the work of God. What is most powerful? - Necessity; because it triumphs over all things. What is most difficult? - To know one's self. What is most easy? - To give advice. What method must we take to lead a good life? - To do nothing we would condemn in others. What is necessary to happiness? - A sound body and a contented mind.
Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.
Place is the greatest thing, as it contains all things.
Hope is the most universal of human possessions.
Placing your stick at the end of the shadow of the pyramid, you made by the sun's rays two triangles, and so proved that the pyramid [height] was to the stick [height] as the shadow of the pyramid to the shadow of the stick.