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Type: Mathematician
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 582 BC
Date of Death: 495 BC


 

Pythagoras Quotes > Be silent or let thy words be...

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Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Pythagoras
About: Silence, Words

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