Plutarch Quotes

56 Plutarch quotes:

"When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, ''Action, Action, Action.''"
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"The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune."
"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,"
"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks."
"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better."
"Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself."
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."
"The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education."
"A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, ''Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?'' holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. ''Yet,'' added he, ''none of you can tell where it pinches me."
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"Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord."
"The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing."
"The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil."
"Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage."
"Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, ''There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.''"
"Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist."
"Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors."
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"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."
"Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life."
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"The wildest colts make the best horses"
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"It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors"
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