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Plutarch Quotes and Quotations


Character is long-standing habit.
It is a hard matter, my fellow citizens, to argue with the belly, since it has no ears.
- Plutarch | Food Quotes
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Plutarch | Heredity Quotes
Agesilaus, the Spartan king, was once invited to hear a mimic imitate the nightingale, but declined with the comment that he had heard the nightingale itself.
- Plutarch | Imitation Quotes
Forgetfulness transforms every occurrence into a non-occurrence.
- Plutarch | Memory Quotes
It is a difficult task, Oh citizens, to make speeches to the belly, which has no ears.
- Plutarch | Truth Quotes
Rest is the sweet sauce of labour.
- Plutarch | Work Quotes
Prosperity is not just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch | Acceptance Quotes
Character is simply habit long enough continued.
- Plutarch | One Day Quotes
Time is the soul of this world.
- Plutarch | One Day Quotes
The present offers itself to our touch for only an instant of time and then eludes the senses.
- Plutarch | The Present Quotes
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood.
- Plutarch | Role Models Quotes
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
He shall fare well who confronts circumstances aright.
- Plutarch | Courage Quotes
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
- Plutarch | Luck Quotes
Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
- Plutarch | Time Quotes
To make no mistake is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
From their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
From their errors and mistakes, the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
- Plutarch | Adversity Quotes
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
- Plutarch | Biography Quotes
The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch | Childhood Quotes
Themistocles said, "The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you."
- Plutarch | Government Quotes
As to Caesar, when he was called upon, he gave no testimony against Clodius, nor did he affirm that he was certain of any injury done to his bed. He only said, "He had divorced Pompeia because the wife of Caesar ought not only to be clear of such a crime, but of the very suspicion of it."
- Plutarch | Suspicion Quotes
Words will build no walls.
- Plutarch | Word Quotes


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