Pythagoras

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1. “As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.  Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.”

The Extended Circle: A Dictionary of Humane Thought (1985) by Jon Wynne-Tyson, p. 260

2. “Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.” 

A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors of the World, both Ancient and Modern (1908) by Tyron Edwards, p. 101

3. “The soul of man is divided into three parts, intelligence, reason, and passion. Intelligence and passion are possessed by other animals, but reason by man alone.”

Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, “Pythagoras”, Sect. 30, in the translation of C. D. Yonge (1853)