Thales of Miletus maxims

The most ancient of beings: God, for he is uncreated.
The most beautiful thing: the universe, for it is god’s creation.
The largest thing: space, for it contains all things.
The quickest thing: mind, for it runs through everything.
The strongest thing: necesety, for it masters everything.
The wisest thing: time, for it discovers everything.

Diogenes Laertius - Lives of the eminent philosophers