“Sobriety is the strength of the soul, for it preserves its reason unclouded by passion.”
As quoted in The History of Philosophy: From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Present Century (1819) by William Enfield
As quoted in Fragments of Reality : Daily Entries of Lived Life (2006) by Peter Cajander, p. 109
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPythagoras
Bio: Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the information about Pythagoras was written down centuries after he lived, so very little reliable information is known about him.
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“These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”