Quotations By Pythagoras of Samos"There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman."
Quoted in Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Womens Liberation Movement by Robin Morgan.
Quotations About Pythagoras of Samos"Pythagoras, Locke, Socratesbut pages
Might be filled up, as vainly as before,
With the sad usage of all sorts of sages,
Who in his life-time, each was deemed a bore!
The loftiest minds outrun their tardy ages."
George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824), British poet
"Pythagoras, when he was asked what time was, answered that it was the soul of this world."
"Pythagoras used to say that he had received as a gift from Mercury the perpetual transmigration of his soul, so that it was constantly transmigrating and passing into all sorts of plants or animals."
Pythagoras by Diogenes Laërtius
"He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin." Pythagoras by Diogenes Laërtius
"Thou almost makst me waver in my faith
To hold opinion with Pythagoras,
That souls of animals infuse themselves
Into the trunks of men."
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (15641616), British poet.