Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

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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A Quote by Plutarch

Pompey bade Sylla recollect that more worshipped the rising than the setting sun.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Life of Pompey.

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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 education, good, honesty, lies, and virtue

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Parallel Lives

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A Quote by Plutarch on doubt and people

There is no doubt that the real destroyer of the liberties of any people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and largess.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Parallel Lives

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A Quote by Plutarch on misfortune

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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