Plutarch

c.46 - c.120

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 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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A Quote by Plutarch on life

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We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plutarch on custom and nature

Custom is almost second nature.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Preservation of Health.

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A Quote by Plutarch on action, birds, death, funerals, good, grief, life, pain, purity, soul, and trust

Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns; for, ion ceasing to be numbered with mortals, he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life. Since he is gone where he feels no pain, let us not indulge in too much grief. The soul is incapable of death. And he, like a bird not long enough in his cage to become attached to it, is free to fly away to a purer air. . . . Since we cherish a trust like this, let our outward actions be in accord with it, and let us keep our hearts pure and our minds calm.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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