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Summary

Plutarch was a famous Philosopher from Greece, who lived between 46 AC and 120 AC.

Biography

Plutarch (Greek: Πλούταρχος) was a Greek historian, biographer and essayist.

He was born in the small town Kaeronea, in the Greek region known as Boeotia, probably during the reign of the Roman emperor Claudius. Plutarch traveled widely in the Mediterranean world, including twice to Rome. He had a number of influential Roman friends, including Soscius Senecio Fund and the anus, both important senators and to whom some of his later writings were dedicated. He lived most of his life in Kaeronea, and was introduced to the mysteries of the Greek god Apollo. But his duties as the top of the two priests of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi (where he was responsible for interpreting the characters of the Pythia or priestess / oracle) apparently occupied little of his time. He lived a very active social and civic life and produced an amazing number of fonts that many are still intact.

In parallelae Vita (Life Narratives of comparison), he writes biographies of famous pairs grouped Romans and Hellenes, such as "Alexander and Caesar." In MORALI, which is a collection of 78 essays, he discusses most issues. In Moralis found, for instance, "If Isis and Osiris", which is the only coherent version of Osirismyten and a central source of Egyptian mythology, and the oldest known reflection on the chicken and the egg.

Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Plutarch, under the main topics: Words of Wisdom, Friendship, Happiness, Intelligence, Poetry.

Related authors: Claudius, Julius Caesar

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutarch

Famous quotes by Plutarch (36)


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"Nature and wisdom never are at strife"
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"Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech"
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"Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends"
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"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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"Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity"
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"No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune"
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"Neither blame or praise yourself"
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"Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large"
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"Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord"
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"Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them"
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"Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly"
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"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"
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"It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything"
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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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"In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker"
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"If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes"
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"I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions"
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"For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human"
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"Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist"
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"Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage"
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"Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause"
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"Character is simply habit long continued"
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"Character is long-standing habit"
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"An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics"
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"All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own"
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"A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues"
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"Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself"
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"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better"
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"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled"
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"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks"
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"To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult"
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"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality"
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"The wildest colts make the best horses"
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"The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits"
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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"
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"The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil"


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