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 :: 46-120 AD, Greek Essayist, Biographer

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Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
~ Plutarch - [Adversity]

 

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Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.
~ Plutarch - [Rest]

 

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Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
~ Plutarch - [Silence]

 

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Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, ''There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.''
~ Plutarch - [Praise]

 

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The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing.
~ Plutarch - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
~ Plutarch - [Achievement]

 

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The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
~ Plutarch - [Mind]

 

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The whole life is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.
~ Plutarch - [Purpose]

 

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The wildest colts make the best horses.
~ Plutarch - [Children]

 

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They named it Ovation from the Latin ovis [A Sheep].
~ Plutarch - [Applause]

 

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Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
~ Plutarch - [Adversity]

 

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Time is the wisest of all counselors.
~ Plutarch - [Time and Time Management]

 

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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.
~ Plutarch - [History and Historians]

 

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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.
~ Plutarch - [Risk]

 

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To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
~ Plutarch - [Blame]

 

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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 - [Failure]

 

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We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
~ Plutarch - [Respectability]

 

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When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, ''Action, Action, Action.''
~ Plutarch - [Action]

 

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When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
~ Plutarch - [Money]

 

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