Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

A Quote by Plutarch on cities, faults, habits, life, men, and privacy

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Lysander

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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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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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