33 Pythagoras Quotes (Pythagoras theorem).

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Pythagoras theorem states that In a right-angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse side is equal to the sum of squares of the other two sides. The sides of this triangle are named as Perpendicular, Base and Hypotenuse.

Pythagoras, (born c. 570 BCE, Samos, Ionia [Greece]—died c. 500–490 BCE, Metapontum, Lucanium [Italy]), Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the Pythagorean brotherhood that, although religious in nature, formulated principles that influenced the thought of Plato and Aristotle and contributed to the development of mathematics and Western rational philosophy. (For a fuller treatment of Pythagoras and Pythagorean thought, see Pythagoreanism).
Source – Britannica.


33 Pythagoras Quotes

1. Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.

2. Let no one persuade you by word or deed to do or say whatever is not best for you.

3. As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.

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

5. All is Number

6. Reason is immortal, all else mortal.

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

8. The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.

9. Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.

10. In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.


11. The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

12. Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable

13. There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

14. Declining from the public ways, walk in unfrequented paths.

15. 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.

16. Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!

17. There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.

18. Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.


19. No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.

20. Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea.

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

22. As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.

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

24. Friends share all things.

25. We ought so to behave to one another as to avoid making enemies of our friends, and at the same time to make friends of our enemies.

26. A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.

27. Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.


28. Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.

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

30. Most men and women, by birth or nature, lack the means to advance in wealth or power, but all have the ability to advance in knowledge.

31. A thought is an idea in transit.

32. 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.

33. Virtue is harmony.


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