Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

A Quote by Plutarch on giving and wine

The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on happiness and life

That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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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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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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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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