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."