Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

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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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 people

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The man who first brought ruin upon the Roman people was he who pampered them by largesses and amusements.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Parallel Lives

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A Quote by Plutarch on life and men

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To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Parallel Lives

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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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