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THALES OF MILETUS
Greek one of Seven Sages, philosopher, astronomer and geometer
(c. 640 BC - 546 BC)

Conceal thy domestic ills.
      - [Secrecy]

Hope is the only good which is common to all men; those who have nothing more possess hope still.
      - [Hope]

Hope is the poor man's bread.
      - [Hope]

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.
      - [God]

Suretyship is the precursor of ruin.
      - his motto as inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi
        [Mottoes : Proverbs]

Take Time by the forelock.
      - [Proverbs]

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
      - [Self-knowledge]

The wisest thing is Time, for it brings everything to light.
      - in "Thales" by Diogenes Laertius, bk. I, sec. 35
        [Time]


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