Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

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 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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A Quote by Plutarch on needs

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Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch on body, charm, familiarity, force, and science

[about Archimedes:] . . . being perpetually charmed by his familiar siren, that is, by his geometry, he neglected to eat and drink and took no care of his person; that he was often carried by force to the baths, and when there he would trace geometrical figures in the ashes of the fire, and with his finger draw lines upon his body when it was anointed with oil, being in a state of great ecstasy and divinely possessed by his science.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Plutarch on disease, harmony, health, medicine, and music

Medicine, to produce health, has to examine disease; and music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on mind

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The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Parallel Lives

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