Plutarch Quotes

[To Kobe] The measure of a man...

[To Kobe] The measure of a man's life is the well spending of it, and not the length. ...Plutarch
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When Demaratus was asked whether he held his tongue bec...

When Demaratus was asked whether he held his tongue because he was a fool or for want of words, he replied, "A fool cannot hold his tongue. ...Plutarch ..Born: 45 Died: 120
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He is a fool who lets slip a bird in the...

He is a fool who lets slip a bird in the hand for a bird in the bush. ...Plutarch ...Born: 45 Died: 120 Occupation: Biographer
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"It is a true proverb, that ...

"It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn to limp." ~ Plutarch
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β€œKnow how to listen, and y...

β€œKnow how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.” β€” Plutarch
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"The value of life is me...

"The value of life is measured by its beauty and not by its length." -Plutarch
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The mind is not a vess...

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch
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Character is s...

Character is simply habit long continued. Plutarch
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"There is no end to the illusions of patriotism. In the first century of our era, Plutarch mocked...

"There is no end to the illusions of patriotism. In the first century of our era, Plutarch mocked those who declared that the Athenian moon is better than the Corinthian moon; Milton, in the seventeenth, observed that God is in the habit of revealing Himself first to His Englishmen..." Borges, 1946
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His friends were astonished, and asked the reason for his tears. "Do you not think," said...

His friends were astonished, and asked the reason for his tears. "Do you not think," said he, "it is matter for sorrow that while Alexander, at my age, was already king of so many peoples, I have as yet achieved no brilliant success?" - Julius Caesar (according to Plutarch)
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"What we achieve in...

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." -Plutarch
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Character is s...

Character is simply habit long continued. Plutarch
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"What we achieve in...

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." β€”Plutarch
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"Demetrius Phalereus persuaded King Ptolemy to get and study such...

"Demetrius Phalereus persuaded King Ptolemy to get and study such books as treated of government and conduct; for those things are written in books which the friends of kings dare not advise." β€” Plutarch
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" What we achieve in...

" What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. " - Plutarch
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"Our mind is not a vess...

"Our mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled" - Plutarch
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"The mind is not a vessel tha...

"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but a woodpile that needs igniting." - Plutarch
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"I don’t need a friend who changes w...

"I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better." Plutarch
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Know how to listen, and y...

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. β€” Plutarch
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"The mind is not a vess...

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." - Plutarch
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"The whole life of man ...

"The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it." - Plutarch
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"No beast is more savage than...

"No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage." -Plutarch
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Plutarch - "The mind is...

Plutarch - "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."
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As is a tale, so is life. no...

As is a tale, so is life. not how long it is but how good it is, is what matters. - Plutarch
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