Plutarch

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Plutarch (/ˈpluːtɑːrk/; Greek: Πλούταρχος, Ploútarkhos, Koine Greek: [plǔːtarkʰos]; later named, upon becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος); c. AD 46 – AD 120) was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is classified as a Middle Platonist. Plutarch's surviving works were written in Greek, but intended for both Greek and Roman readers.

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Plutarch Quotes

Plutarch #Best

Photo of Plutarch The wildest colts make the best horses.
Plutarch #Change #Inspirational

Photo of Plutarch What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Plutarch #Change #Friendship

Photo of Plutarch I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod my shadow does that much better.
Plutarch #Courage #Fear

Photo of Plutarch Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Plutarch #Courage

Photo of Plutarch Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Plutarch #Education

Photo of Plutarch The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Plutarch #Great

Photo of Plutarch It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
Plutarch #Great

Photo of Plutarch Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Plutarch #Intelligence

Photo of Plutarch The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch #Poetry

Photo of Plutarch Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Plutarch #Wisdom

Photo of Plutarch Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Plutarch #Future #Good #Learning #Power #Wisdom

Photo of Plutarch To make no mistakes is not in the power of man but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Plutarch #Good

Photo of Plutarch The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Plutarch #God

Photo of Plutarch It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
Plutarch #Happiness

Photo of Plutarch Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch #Health #Music

Photo of Plutarch Medicine to produce health must examine disease and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Plutarch #Knowledge #Power

Photo of Plutarch I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.