The Pythagoreans called the monad "intellect" because they thought that intellect was akin to the One; for among the virtues, they likened the monad to moral wisdom; for what is correct is one. And they called it "being," "cause of truth," "simple," "paradigm," "order," "concord," "what is equal among the greater and the lesser," "the mean between intensity and **slackness**," "moderation in plurality," "the instant now in time," and moreover they call it "ship," "chariot," "friend," "life," "happiness."

— On the Monad

The Pythagoreans called the monad " intellect " because they thought that intellect was akin to the One; for among the virtues , they likened the monad to moral wisdom ; for what is correct is one. And they called it " being ," "cause of truth ," " simple ," "paradigm," " order ," " concord ," "what is equal among the greater and the lesser," "the mean between intensity and **slackness**," " moderation in plurality," "the instant now in time ," and moreover they call it " ship ," "chariot," " friend ," " life ," " happiness ."

— Iamblichus of Chalcis, in