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.
Quote by Plutarch
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
Themosticles said The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern...
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so...
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that...
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Prosperity has this property; it puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and...
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
When the candles are out all women are fair
Neither blame or praise yourself.
He only profits from praise who values criticism.
In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an...