Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

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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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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