Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

A Quote by Plutarch on ancestors

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

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

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A Quote by Plutarch

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch

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 (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on vegetarianism

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?
It is certainly not lions and wolves that we eat out of self-defense; on the contrary, we ignore these and slaughter harmless,tame creatures without stings or teeth to harm us, creatures that, I swear, Nature appears to have produced for the sake of their beauty and grace...
But nothing abashed us, not the flower-like like tinting of the flesh, not the persuasiveness of the harmonious voice, not the cleanliness of their habits or the unusual intelligence that may be found in the poor wretches. No, for the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Ethical Vegetarianism

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A Quote by Plutarch

Proper listening is the foundation of proper living.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on performance, future, celebrate, and labor

"The new king [Alexander the Great] should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him."

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: The Life of Alexander the Great (Modern Library Classics), Pages: Back Cover

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A Quote by Plutarch on cheerfulness, god, heart, thankfulness, and worship

The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Plutarch on difficulty and work

It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man's oration - nay, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on learning and proverbs

It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn to limp.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on friendship

When the strong box contains no more, both friends and flatterers shun the door.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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