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The Golden Verses of Pythagoras

And Other Pythagorean Fragments

Selected and Arranged by Florence M. Firth

With an Introduction by Annie Besant

This little collection of sayings, attributed to the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras and his followers, embody what we know about his teachings today. Besides exhortations to live a moral, simple and contemplative life, these pithy aphorisms allow a glimpse of a bit of the Pythagorean schools' deeper knowledge.

A detailed study of the Golden Verses by the French esoteric writer Fabre d'Olivet is also available at this site.

Title Page
The Golden Verses of Pythagoras
Notes on the Golden Verses of Pythagoras from the Commentaries of Hierocles
The Golden Sentences of Democrates
The Pythagorean Sentences of Demophilus
The Similitudes of Demophilus
Pythagorean Ethical Sentences from Stobæus
Select Sentences of Sextus the Pythagorean
Pythagorean Sentences from the Protreptics of Iamblichus
The Symbols of Pythagoras