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ca. 624 BC - 546 BC, Greek philosopher

A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.
Thales of Miletus

What is difficult? It is difficult to learn something about yourself.
Thales of Miletus

The past is certain, the future obscure.
Thales of Miletus

Who is happy? This is a person, who has a healthy body, is dowered with peace of mind and
cultivates his talents.
Thales of Miletus

Hope is the poor man's bread.
Thales of Miletus

The wisest thing is time, for it brings everything to light.
Thales of Miletus

Take time by the forelock.
Thales of Miletus

Water is the principle, or the element, of things. All things are water.
Thales of Miletus

Nothing is more ancient than God, for He was never created; nothing more beautiful than the
world, it is the work of that same God; nothing more active than thought, for it flies over the
whole universe; nothing stronger than necessity, for all must submit to it.
Thales of Miletus

Conceal thy domestic ills.
Thales of Miletus

Hope is the only good which is common to all men; those who have nothing more possess
hope still.
Thales of Miletus

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 of Miletus