Plutarch Quotes

Plutarch

Greek biographer & moralist (46 AD - 120 AD)

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Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.

Categorized under Perseverance

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Philosophy is the art of living.

Categorized under Philosophy

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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.

Categorized under Religion

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A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.

Categorized under Vice

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To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.

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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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To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.

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Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.

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No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.

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

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

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The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.

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Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.

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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.

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The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.

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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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In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.

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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.

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