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Plutarch Quotes

Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, & Middle Platonist
Born On
0045-00-00
Died On
0120-00-00
Birth Place
Chaeronea
Death Place
Delphi
Spouse
Timoxena
Nationality
Greek

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

Plutarch

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

Plutarch

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

Plutarch

Character is long-standing habit.

Plutarch

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.

Plutarch

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.

Plutarch

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.

Plutarch

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

Plutarch

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.

Plutarch

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

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 excell

Plutarch

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

No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.

Plutarch

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.

Plutarch

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

Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.

Plutarch