Thales of Miletus Quotes

All things are full of gods.
Thales of Miletus (Quoted by Aristotle in De Anima)
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
Thales of Miletus (Quoted by Diogenes Laertius)
Water is the first principle of all things.
Thales of Miletus (Quoted by Aristotle in Metaphysics)
Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.
Thales of Miletus (Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius)
A multitude of words is no proof of a wise mind.
Thales of Miletus (Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius)
Space is the greatest thing, as it contains all things.
Thales of Miletus (Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius)

Thales of Miletus Biography

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Born: 7th Century BCE
Died: 6th Century BCE

Thales of Miletus was an ancient Greek pre-socratic philosopher. He is best known for his ideas of the universe, reality and for proposing that water was the "Arche" , or the first principle of all existence.

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