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.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Plutarch #Change #Inspirational
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Plutarch #Change #Friendship
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
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Plutarch #Future #Good #Learning #Power #Wisdom
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.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
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.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch #Health #Music
Medicine to produce health must examine disease and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Plutarch #Knowledge #Power
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.