10 Best Pythagoras Quotes to Reflect


     Quotes from Pythagoras Philosopher on Education: The 10 most brilliant and longing phrases by Pythagoras. Messages, Quotes, Intriguing Excerpts and Motivational Phrases!

Who Was Pythagoras?

     Pythagoras of Samos (570 - 495 BC) was a Greek Ionian philosopher and mathematician credited as the founder of the movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the information about Pythagoras was written centuries after he lived, so there is little reliable information about him.

     Born on the Greek island of Samos, his mother would have called himself Pítais and his father Mnesarco, supposedly a merchant from the city of Tire, who besides Pythagoras would have had two or three other children. Pythagoras spent his childhood in Samos although he traveled extensively with his father; he was trained by the best teachers, some of them philosophers. He played the lyre, learned arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and poetry.

Pythagoras Quotes about Education:

"Educate children and there is no need to punish men."

"Be silent or let your words count for more than silence."

"As long as man continues to be the relentless destroyer of inferior living beings, he will never know health or peace. As long as men slaughter animals, they will kill each other. In fact, the one who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. "

"If there is light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, storm; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death."

"No man is free if he cannot command himself."

Quotes from Pythagoras on Love and Mathematics:

"There is geometry in the hum of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres."

"Be satisfied with being well and let others talk about you as they please."

"Rather be strong in soul than strong in body."

"Most men and women, by birth or nature, do not have the means to advance in wealth or power, but everyone has the ability to advance in knowledge."

"Don't say a little in a lot of words, but a lot in a few!"