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 belief, earth, and rest

This excerpt is presented as reproduced by Copernicus in the preface to De Revolutionibus: "Some think that the earth remains at rest. But Philolaus the Pythagorean believes that, like the sun and moon, it revolves around the fire in an oblique circle. Heraclides of Pontus and Ecphantus the Pythagorean make the earth move, not in a progressive motion, but like a wheel in rotation from west to east around its own center."

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia, ca. 100 A.D.

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A Quote by Plutarch on good and men

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Socrates said, "Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: How a Young Man Ought to Hear Poems.

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A Quote by Plutarch on action, character, discovery, men, and vices

Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discovered: but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battle.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Lysander

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A Quote by Plutarch on adversity, balance, friendship, justice, and prosperity

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on anger, bitterness, and soul

The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which ofttimes ends in choler, bitterness, and morosity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch on authority, men, and passion

Authority and place demonstrate and try the tempers of men, by moving every passion and discovering every frailty.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on change, fate, fortune, and life

In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plutarch on citizenship and world

Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: On Banishment.

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A Quote by Plutarch

He is a fool who leaves things close at hand to follow what is out of reach.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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