Advice for Everything: Porphyry, Life of Pythagoras, 22

“[Pythagoras said] that disease was to be dispelled and struck out from the body by fire, iron, and all kinds of contrivances, just as ignorance should be dispelled from the soul, frivolous expense from the table, discord from the household, and disproportion from all things alike.”

φυγαδευτέον πάσῃ μηχανῇ καὶ περικοπτέον πυρὶ καὶ σιδήρῳ καὶ μηχαναῖς παντοίαις ἀπὸ μὲν σώματος νόσον, ἀπὸ δὲ ψυχῆς ἀμαθίαν, κοιλίας δὲ πολυτέλειαν, πόλεως δὲ στάσιν, οἴκου δὲ διχοφροσύνην, ὁμοῦ δὲ πάντων ἀμετρίαν.

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