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Pythagoras Quotes

A thought is an idea in transit.

Above all things, reverence yourself.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Reason is immortal, all else mortal.

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

Silence is better than unmeaning words.

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

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

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