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A list of the best Plutarch quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Plutarch quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Plutarch quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Plutarch should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Plutarch quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.
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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.Plutarch
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.Plutarch
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.Plutarch
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.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
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.Plutarch
michaelj72 added There is no doubt that the real destroyer of the liberties of any people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and largess.
The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing.Plutarch
michaelj72 added An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.Plutarch
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.Plutarch
Time is the wisest of all counselors.Plutarch
They are wrong who think that politics is like an ocean voyage or a military campaign, something to be done with some particular end in view, something which leaves off as soon as that end is reached. It is not a public chore, to be got over with. It is a way of life. It is the life of a domesticated political and social creature who is born with a love for public life, with a desire for honor, with a feeling for his fellows; and it lasts as long as need be.Plutarch
When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, Action, Action, Action.Plutarch
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.Plutarch
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.Plutarch
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.Plutarch
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
[Solon] being asked, namely, what city was best to live in, That city, he replied, in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to punish the wrongdoers.Plutarch
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.Plutarch
In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.Plutarch