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Pythagoras

BC 582-BC 507. Greek philosopher and mathematician.

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Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.

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Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.

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Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.

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Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

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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.

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Virtue is harmony.

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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.

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In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.

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Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.

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