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Plutarch

A Greek historian, essayist and biographer, Plutarch is often ranked as one of the most influential writers to have ever lived. Born to an affluent family, Plutarch taught in Chaeronia, but also lectured throughout Italy. His most well known works were "Moralia" and "Lives," which would influence other writers later on, including William Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, H.G. Wells and Mary She…

Date of Birth: Dec 02, 0


Found 92 quotes by Plutarch .
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"Character is simply habit long enough continued." Plutarch
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Character    Greek Philosopher    Habit    Life    Pearls of Wisdom   

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"Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly." Plutarch
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Editor's Pick    Greek Philosopher    inspirational    Quote of the Day   

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"Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord." Plutarch
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Disease    Greek Philosopher   

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"The richest soil, if cultivated, produces the rankest weeds" Plutarch
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"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better." Plutarch
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"Paulus Aemilius, on taking command of the forces in Macedonia, and finding them talkative and impertinently busy, as though they were all commanders, issued out his orders that they should have only ready hands and keen swords, and leave the rest to" Plutarch
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"Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow." Plutarch
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"Pittacus said, "Every one of you hath his particular plague, and my wife is mine; and he is very happy who hath this only" Plutarch
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Happiness   

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"Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied." Plutarch
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Poverty   

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"The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose" Plutarch
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"The measure of a man is way he bears up under misfortune" Plutarch
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"Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, ''There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.''" Plutarch
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Bravery    Praise   

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"The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education." Plutarch
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Education    Greek Philosopher   

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"Also the two-edged tongue of mighty Zeno, who, Say what one would, could argue it untrue" Plutarch
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"The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune." Plutarch
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Achievement    Man   

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

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"A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues." Plutarch
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"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." Plutarch
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Fire    Greek Philosopher   

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"It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors" Plutarch
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Glory   

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"Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life." Plutarch
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Death    Man   

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"It is the admirer of himself, and not the admirer of virtue, that thinks himself superior to others" Plutarch
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