The New Student's Reference Work/Seven Wise Men

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Seven Wise Men, Greek sages, whose lives were embodied in certain maxims. Their names and characteristic sayings are as follows: Solon of Athens — “Nothing in excess”; Thales of Miletus — “Suretyship brings ruin”; Pittacus of Mitylene — “Know thine opportunity”; Bias of Priene in Ionia — “Too many workers spoil the work”; Chilon of Sparta — “Know thyself”; Cleobulus, tyrant of Lindus in Rhodes — “Moderation is the chief good”; and Periander, tyrant of Corinth — “Forethought in all things.”