Plutarch Quotes

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Born: 45 AD, Chaeronea, Greece
Birth Country: Greece
Occupation: Author

1.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
- Plutarch

2.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
- Plutarch

3.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
- Plutarch

4.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

5.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
- Plutarch

6.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
- Plutarch

7.
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.
- Plutarch

8.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
- Plutarch

9.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

10.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

11.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

12.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
- Plutarch

13.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

14.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

15.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch

16.
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.
- Plutarch

17.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

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