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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 is more active than thought, for it flies over the whole universe; nothing is stronger than necessity, for all must submit to it.  - Thales
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Variant translation: "Time is the wisest of all things that are; for it brings everything to light." - As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 35
As quoted in: "The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 14" (Leavitt, Trow, & Company, 1848), p. 86

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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Thales of Miletus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition. According to Bertrand Russell, Western philosophy begins with Thales.

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