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 difficulty and faults

To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on happiness, lies, and men

Said Scopas of Thessaly, "We rich men count our felicity and happiness to lie in these superfluities, and not in those necessary things."

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: On the Love of Wealth.

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A Quote by Plutarch on lies and world

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As geographers, Sosius, crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, and unapproachable bogs.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Aemilius Paulus

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