Plutarch Quotes

Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch

Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord. Plutarch

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. Plutarch

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

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

He is a fool who leaves things close at hand to follow what is out of reach. Plutarch

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

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. Plutarch

Reason speaks and feeling bites. Plutarch

When Demosthenes was asked what was the first part of oratory, he answered, ‘Action’; and which was the second, he replied, ‘Action’; and which was the third, he still answered, ‘Action.’ Plutarch

An army of stags led by a lion is more formidable than an army of lions led by a stag. Plutarch