Pythagoras(c. 570-c. 495 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, and best known for theorizing the importance of numbers in nature, music, and the universe.
Here are Pythagoras’ top ten greatest quotes:
Number is the within of all things.
Know thyself and thou wilt know the universe.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Do not say a little in many words but a great in a few.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
Write in the sand the flaws of your friend.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Time is the soul of this world.
Above all things, reverence yourself.
Thank you Pythagoras!
- He believed that the number 10 was the nature of number and the number of the universe.
- The Pythagorean Theorem, although bears his name, was not discovered by him.
- He had a secret society, called the Pythagorean Brotherhood.
What are some of your favorite Pythagoras quotes or facts?
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