Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

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 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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