- Notable Plutarch Quotes Index -
Born: 45 AD, Chaeronea, Greece
Birth Country: Greece
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod my shadow does that much better.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Quotes by Plutarch