As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 36
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
“Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.”
A Dictionary of Thoughts (1908) by Tryon Edwards, p. 234
“Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.”
As quoted in: "The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 14" (Leavitt, Trow, & Company, 1848), p. 86
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThales
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.