Pythagoras: Philosophy quotes
The beginning is the half of all.
A conversation should
be conducted so that your conversational partners transform
themselves from your enemies into your friends and not vice versa.
You should take a dog
after a long search for a friend, because a faithful dog is the
image of a fast friend.
It isnít important,
what people think about you. You should do the things that you think
to be fair. You should be indifferent equal to blame and to praise.
The gods regretted soon
that they created a person. We did the same. People regretted that
they created the gods.
A citizen without a
property doesnít have a fatherland.
What is the most
veritable? People are bad.
If you are asked, what
is more ancient than gods? It is fear and hope.
You should learn
something about other people. Knowledge of people is more
comfortable and essential than knowledge of gods.
You should keep silence
or to say something that is better than a silence.
You should make great
things, not promising great things.
Life looks like a
theater, where very bad people take the best places.
It is the same danger to
give a mad person a sword and a dishonest person a power.
Only intellect, as a
sage guardian, should be entrusted with the whole life and
especially the youth.
You should give a
possibility to mature to your thoughts under your tongue before you
begin to speak.
The first elements of
wisdom: you should study to reflect and to lose your ability to chat.
Hearing and keeping
silence, you become a wise man. The beginning of wisdom is silence.