Plutarch quotes

 quotes - The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Share

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”

— Plutarch

 quotes - Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Share

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.”

— Plutarch

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

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

— Plutarch

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

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

— Plutarch

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”

— Plutarch

“I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”

— Plutarch

“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”

— Plutarch

“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”

— Plutarch

“We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.”

— Plutarch

“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

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

— Plutarch

“It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.”

— Plutarch

“Character is long-standing habit.”

— Plutarch

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

— Plutarch

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.”

— Plutarch

“I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.”

— Plutarch

“The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.”

— Plutarch

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

— Plutarch

“A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.”

— Plutarch

“Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.”

— Plutarch

“The wildest colts make the best horses.”

— Plutarch

“Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.”

— Plutarch

“Neither blame or praise yourself.”

— Plutarch

“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.”

— Plutarch

“Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.”

— Plutarch
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