Quotes by Plutarch

Plutarch

Plutarch

Greek biographer and essayist

Alive from: 46-120 AD

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    They named it Ovation from the Latin ovis [A Sheep].
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    Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
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    Time is the wisest of all counselors.
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    To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
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    To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.
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    To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
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    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.
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    We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
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    When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, ''Action, Action, Action.''
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    When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
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