Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
Quote by Plutarch
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn...
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Character is simply habit long continued.
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so...
Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat...
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Character is long-standing habit.
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that...
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at...
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our...
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one...
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.