Some sayings of Thales


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

The world is the most beautiful of things, for it is the work of God

Place is the greatest of all things, for it contains all things

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

Necessity is the strongest of things, for it rules everything

Time is the wisest of things, for it finds out everything

To the question, which was made first, night or day, he replied ” night was made first by one day”. What was most difficult? To know oneself; most easy? To advise others; most pleasant? To be successful.

Have a day full of wisdom

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

5 thoughts on “Some sayings of Thales

  1. Barry says:

    I have to disagree with Thales on the first two points.

    God is a creation of humankind, so while he/she/it/they might not have had a literal birth, he/she/it/they most definitely was/were born in the mind (and likeness) of humans at some point in prehistory.

    It then stands to reason that God did not create the world. Any beauty it has, and for some it has none, is in the eye of the beholder.

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  2. There is not much one can add, however, in ancient, pre-Judean times the meaning of god had a rather mythological meaning, like something earthly undefined open to individual interpretation.

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  3. And least we forget this gem of wisdom, I’ll add it here. “Do not eat beans before going on long distance rides in a car with others or you’ll soon find yourself walking home.”

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