Thales of Miletus Quotes

Who is Thales of Miletus?

Thales of Miletus was a Greek mathematician, astronomer and pre-Socratic philosopher from Miletus in Ionia.

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Best 8 Quotes by Thales of Miletus

“God is the most ancient of all things, for he had no birth.”

Thales of Miletus

“Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.”

Thales of Miletus

“Intellect is the swiftest of things, for it runs through everything.”

Thales of Miletus

“Necessity is the strongest of things, for it rules everything.”

Thales of Miletus

“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 of Miletus

“The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.”

Thales of Miletus

“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 of Miletus

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“Know thyself.”

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