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King Solomon
(c. 985 B.C. - c. 925 B.C.)

Hebrew monarch who ruled as the third and last king of the United 12 Tribes of Israel, while it was at its zenith. He engaged in trade, international relations, and is noted for his extensive building projects which include the first Hebrew temple.

Science Quotes by King Solomon (1 quote)

Perfect health is above gold; a sound body before riches.
— King Solomon
Ecclesiasticus
Science quotes on:  |  Health (141)  |  Money (131)



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The commissioners of the treasury moved the king, for the relief of his estate, to disafforest some forests of his, explaining themselves of such forests as lay out of the way, not near any of the king’s houses, nor in the course of his progress; whereof he should never have use nor pleasure. “Why,” saith the king, “do you think that Solomon had use and pleasure of all his three hundred concubines?”
In 'A Collection of Apophthegms, New and Old' (1625). As given in Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political: A New Edition, With the Latin Quotations Translated (1813), No. 9, 262. King James I was named in the preceding Apophthegm No. 3.
Science quotes on:  |  Advice (35)  |  Commissioner (2)  |  Conservation (139)  |  Deforestation (39)  |  Estate (3)  |  Forest (95)  |  King (26)  |  Pleasure (106)  |  Progress (320)  |  Relief (17)  |  Saving (20)  |  Treasury (3)


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