Plutarch Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches



Plutarch Quotes and Sayings

Plutarch Quotes, Quotations, Sayings, Remarks and Thoughts
Name:
Plutarch (random)
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Type:
Philosopher
Nationality:
Greek
Birth Date / Year:
46
Death Date / Year:
120
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  • 1
    A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    Character is long-standing habit. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Character is simply habit long continued. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 14
    In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 15
    It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 18
    Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 19
    Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Neither blame or praise yourself. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 23
    No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 24
    Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 28
    Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 29
    The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 30
    The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 31
    The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    The wildest colts make the best horses. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
  • 34
    Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch | Refcard PDF
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    When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door. Plutarch | Refcard PDF

 

  

  

 

  

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