Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

A Quote by Plutarch on life, soul, time, and world

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch on life, purpose, and time

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 (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Of the Training of Children

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A Quote by Plutarch on danger, deed, evil, good, nobility, and risk

To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch

Where the lion's skin will not reach, you must patch it out with the fox's.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Lysander

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A Quote by Plutarch on character, mind, and words

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

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on death

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Thamus . . . uttered with a loud voice his message, "The great Pan is dead."

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Why the Oracles cease to give Answers.

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A Quote by Plutarch on perseverance, violence, and yielding

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 (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch on life and philosophy

Philosophy is an act of living.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on idleness and poverty

Poverty is not dishonorable in itself, but only when it comes from idleness, intemperance, extravagance and folly.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch on adversity, balance, friendship, justice, and prosperity

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

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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