Quotes by Pythagoras


Be silent, or say something better than silence.
– Pythagoras
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
– Pythagoras
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
– Pythagoras
Do not eat your heart.
– Pythagoras
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
– Pythagoras
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.
– Pythagoras
In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
– Pythagoras
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
– Pythagoras
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
– Pythagoras
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
– Pythagoras
The oldest, shortest words - yes' and no - are those which require the most thought.
– Pythagoras
Virtue is harmony.
– Pythagoras
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
– Pythagoras
Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.
– Pythagoras
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
– Pythagoras
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
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
– Pythagoras
Reason is immortal, all else mortal.
– Pythagoras
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
– Pythagoras
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.
– Pythagoras