Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

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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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 beginning

[about Theseus, began the saying:] He is a second Hercules.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Aemilius Paulus

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A Quote by Plutarch on chastity, divorce, friendship, and wives

A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, "Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?" holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. "Yet," added he, "none of you can tell where it pinches me.''

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Aemilius Paulus

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A Quote by Plutarch on silence

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It is wise to be silent when occasion requires, and better than to speak, though never so well.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch on soul, time, and world

Pythagoras, when he was asked what time it was, answered that it was the soul of this world.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch on failure and good

To fail to do good is as bad as doing harm.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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