Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

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 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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A Quote by Plutarch on learning, poverty, and wealth

Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on courage, fear, and justice

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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