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    Plutarch Quotes

    Greek biographer & moralist

    Quotes by Plutarch

    • Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
    • Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
    • No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.
    • Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.
    • So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history.
    • The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.
    • To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
    • It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
      'Morals,' 100 A.D.
    • Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
    • An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.
    • For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
    • The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
    • When the candles are out all women are fair.
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