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    [One] who is healthy in body, resourceful in soul and of a readily teachable nature.
    — Thales
    tags: nature  soul  body  healthy 
     
    As brightness is to rustiness, so labor excelleth idleness.
    — Thales
    I will be sufficiently rewarded if when telling it to others you will not claim the discovery as your own, but will say it was mine.
    — Thales
    tags: discovery 
     
    Conceal thy domestic ills.
    — Thales
    Place is the greatest thing, as it contains all things.
    — Thales
    I did not become a father because I am fond of children.
    — Thales
    tags: children  child  father 
     
    Placing your stick at the end of the shadow of the pyramid, you made by the sun's rays two triangles, and so proved that the pyramid [height] was to the stick [height] as the shadow of the pyramid to the shadow of the stick.
    — Thales
    Take Time by the forelock.
    — Thales
    tags: time 
     
    There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
    — Thales
    tags: men  human 
     
    Suretyship (Dogma) is the precursor of ruin.
    — Thales
    Hope is the most universal of human possessions.
    — Thales
    tags: human  hope 
     
    What man is happy? He who has a healthy body, a resourceful mind, and a docile nature.
    — Thales
    tags: nature  men  body  healthy  mind 
     
    A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.
    — Thales
    tags: mind 
     
    Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.
    — Thales
    tags: hope 
     
    Time is the wisest of all things that are; for it brings everything to light.
    — Thales
    tags: time 
     
    We live not, in reality, on the summit of a solid earth but at the bottom of an ocean of air
    — Thales
    tags: reality  live  earth  ocean 
     
    Many words are not proof of the wise man, because the sage only talk when it's needed, and the words are measured and corresponding with the need.
    — Thales
    tags: men  sage  wise 
     
    The past is certain, the future obscure.
    — Thales
    tags: future  past 
     
    All things are from water and all things are resolved into water.
    — Thales
    tags: water 
     
    Who is happy? This is a person, who has a healthy body, is dowered with peace of mind and cultivates his talents.
    — Thales
    tags: peace  people  body  talent  healthy  mind 
     
    Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
    — Thales
    Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.
    — Thales
    What is it that is most beautiful? - The Universe; for it is the work of God. What is most powerful? - Necessity; because it triumphs over all things. What is most difficult? - To know one's self. What is most easy? - To give advice. What method must we take to lead a good life? - To do nothing we would condemn in others. What is necessary to happiness? - A sound body and a contented mind.
    — Thales
    tags: work  advice  self  body  god  mind 
     
    The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
    — Thales
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    thales
    Birth    : 624 BC
    Death  : 546 BC
    Occupation  : Philosopher

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