Plutarch quotes

No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that… (read more)
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and… (read more)

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Time is the wisest of all counselors

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Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may… (read more)

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Themosticles said The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings… (read more)
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
Neither blame or praise yourself.
The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart

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What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.