Pythagoras

(Pythagoras of Samos)

Pythagoras
Pythagoras
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Pythagoras of Samos was an ancient Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of Pythagoreanism. His political and religious teachings were well known in Magna Graecia and influenced the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and, through them, Western philosophy. Knowledge of his life is clouded by legend, but he appears to have been the son of Mnesarchus, a seal engraver on the island of Samos. Modern scholars disagree regarding Pythagoras's education and influences, but they do agree that, around 530 BC, he travelled to Croton, where he founded a school in which initiates were sworn to secrecy and lived a communal, ascetic lifestyle. This lifestyle entailed a number of dietary prohibitions, traditionally said to have included vegetarianism, although modern scholars doubt that he ever advocated for complete vegetarianism.

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Abstain from beans. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Odd numbers are masculine while the even numbers are feminine. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
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. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;War & Peace
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom. Freedom & Liberty
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. Life
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. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The oldest, shortest words - 'yes' and 'no' - are those which require the most thought.
There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres. Music, Chants & Rapps
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.
Virtue is harmony.

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