Character is simply habit long continued.
Quote by Plutarch
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent...
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so...
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all...
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial...
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Prosperity has this property; it puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and...
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other...
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at...
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that...
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's...
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.