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Read through the most famous quotes from Plutarch

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

— Plutarch

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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

— Plutarch

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What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

— Plutarch

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An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

— Plutarch

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It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man's oration, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in it's place is a work extremely troublesome.

— Plutarch

#criticism #critics #inspirational #art

Music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.

— Plutarch


All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.

— Plutarch

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Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

— Plutarch

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Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

— Plutarch

#fortunate #less #speak #than #your

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

— Plutarch

#painting #silent #speaks

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According to the 10th century historian George Syncellus late in Plutarch's life emperor Hadrian appointed him nominal procurator of Achaea – a position that entitled him to wear the vestments and ornaments of a consul himself. Then he himself making his way with difficulty after all the rest plunged into the muddy current and at last without his shield partly swimming and partly wading got across. Again in Britain when the enemy had fallen upon the foremost centurions who had plunged into a watery marsh a soldier while Caesar in person was watching the battle daPlutarchd into the midst of the fight displayed many conspicuous deeds of daring and rescued the centurions after the Barbarians had been routed.

46 – 120 AD was a Greek historian biographer and essayist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. Plutarch (/ˈpluːtɑrk/; Greek: Πλούταρχος Ploútarkhos Koine Greek: [plŭːtarkʰos]) then named on his becoming a Roman citizen Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος)c. He was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea Boeotia a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.

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