Plutarch Quotes


56 Plutarch quotes:



"The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune."
"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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"To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days."
"Character is long-standing habit."
"Another such victory over the Romans and we are undone."
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"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,"
"Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage."
"Abstain from beans."
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"Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist."
"To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult."
"Character is simply habit long continued."
"Neither blame or praise yourself."
"We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away."
"For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human."
"In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker."
"Pittacus said, "Every one of you hath his particular plague, and my wife is mine; and he is very happy who hath this only"
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"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.''"
"It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything."
"Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech."
"Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little."



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