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
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
Themosticles said The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern...
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to...
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to...
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it,...
Neither blame or praise yourself.
Prosperity has this property; it puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and...
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other...
Character is long-standing habit.
Reason speaks and feeling bites
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our...
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.