The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it disposes and eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him.
Quote by Plutarch
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial...
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...
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn...
Character is long-standing habit.
Time is the wisest of all counselors
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that...
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to...
It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one...
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors...
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at...
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Neither blame or praise yourself.