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about 570 - 495 BC, Greek philosopher and mathematician

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
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Do nothing evil, neither in the presence of others, nor privately.
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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.
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Let no man either by his words, or by his deeds, ever seduce you.
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True and perfect friendship is, to make one heart and mind of many hearts and bodies.
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Be silent or let your words be worth more than silence.
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For 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. Indeed,
he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.
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Wisdom thoroughly learned, will never be forgotten.
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Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
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Reason not with him, that will deny the principal truths.
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There is geometry in the humming of the string.
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The oldest, shortest words, "yes" and "no", are those which require the most thought.
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Power is the near neighbour of necessity.
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Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would
choose light for his body and truth for his soul.
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None can be free who is a slave to, and ruled by, his passions.
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It is better to suffer, than to do wrong.
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Remind yourself that all men assert that wisdom is the greatest good, but that there are few
who strenuously seek out that greatest good.
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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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Accustom thyself to a way of living that is neat and decent without luxury.
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Reason is immortal, all else mortal.
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Assist a man in raising a burden; but do not assist him in laying it down.
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When the wise man opens his mouth, the beauties of his soul present themselves to the
view, like the statues in a temple.
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To use virtue is perfect blessedness.
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Be not hasty to speak; nor slow to hear.
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Despise all those things which when liberated from the body you will not want; invoke the
Gods to become your helpers.
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As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
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Sobriety is the strength of the soul, for it preserves its reason unclouded by passion.
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In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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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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Better be mute, than dispute with the ignorant.
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Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
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There are men and gods, and beings like Pythagoras.
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A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.
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The best and greatest winning is a true friend; and the greatest loss is the loss of time.
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Choose rather to be strong in soul than in body.
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Declining from the public ways, walk in unfrequented paths.
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When a reasonable soul forsaketh his divine nature, and becometh beast-like, it dieth. For
though the substance of the soul be incorruptible: Yet, lacking the use of reason, it is reputed
dead; for it loseth the intellective life.
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