Plutarch Quotes (32 quotations)

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1. A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues. - Plutarch

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

3. An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave. - Plutarch

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

5. For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human. - Plutarch

6. I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. - Plutarch

7. I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions. - Plutarch

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

9. It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. - Plutarch

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

11. 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

12. Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. - Plutarch

13. 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

14. Neither blame or praise yourself. - Plutarch

15. No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage. - Plutarch

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

17. Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discovered: but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battle. - Plutarch

18. Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity. - Plutarch

19. Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. - Plutarch

20. 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

21. Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. - Plutarch

22. The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever. - Plutarch

23. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch

24. The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil. - Plutarch

25. The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits. - Plutarch

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