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Thalész

Születési dátum: 624 i.e.
Halál dátuma: 547 i.e.

Milétoszi Thalész . A hét bölcs egyike, a matematika és filozófia atyja, a materialista milétoszi filozófiai iskola első képviselője, a legkorábbi görög természetfilozófus. Ő az első olyan görög matematikus, akinek neve fennmaradt. Wikipedia

Photo: Wilhelm Meyer, own scan / Public domain

„Ismerd meg önmagad.“

—  Thalész

Neki tulajdonított idézetek
Eredeti: (Gnóthi szeauton)

„All things are full of gods.“

—  Thales

παντα πληρη θεων ειναι
Panta plêrê theôn einai.
As quoted in Aristotle, De Anima, 411a

„Time is the wisest of all things that are; for it brings everything to light.“

—  Thales

As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 35
Eredeti: (el) Σοφώτατον χρόνος· ἀνευρίσκει γὰρ πάντα.

„Water is the first principle of everything.“

—  Thales

As quoted in Aristotle, Metaphysics, 983b

„Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.“

—  Thales

As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 36
Cf. Golden Rule
Eredeti: (el) Ἐὰν ἃ τοῖς ἄλλοις ἐπιτιμῶμεν, αὐτοὶ μὴ δρῶμεν

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

—  Thales

A Dictionary of Thoughts (1908) by Tryon Edwards, p. 234

„Nothing is more ancient than God, for He was never created“

—  Thales

As quoted in Love and Live Or Kill and Die: Realities of the Destruction of Human Life (2009) by James H. Wilson, p. 72
Variants:
Strongest is Necessity because it governs all things.
As quoted in Symbolism of the Sphere: A Contribution to the History of Earlier Greek Philosophy (1977), by Otto Brendel p. 36
Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
As quoted in Business Management Controls: A Guide (2012) by John Kyriazoglou, p. 55
Kontextus: 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 is more active than thought, for it flies over the whole universe; nothing is stronger than necessity, for all must submit to it.

„Place is the greatest thing, as it contains all things.“

—  Thales

As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 35
Eredeti: (el) Μέγιστον τόπος· ἅπαντα γὰρ χωρεῖ

„A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.“

—  Thales

As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 35; as translated in Dictionary of Quotations (Classical) edited by Thomas Benfield Harbottle, p. 455
Also translated as: "Many words do not declare an understanding heart."
Eredeti: (el) Οὔ τι τὰ πολλὰ ἔπη φρονίμην ἀπεφήνατο δόξαν

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