Plutarch c. AD 46 – AD 120) was a Greek historian, biographer and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. Here is a collection of Plutarch’s most famous quotes that will help you to see the world in a new light.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch
“ Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. ” — Plutarch
“ What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. ” — Plutarch
” The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. ” — Plutarch
“ Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. ” — Plutarch
“ Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. ” — Plutarch
” For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human. ” — 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
“ Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. ” — Plutarch
“ The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it. ” — Plutarch
“ To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. ” — Plutarch
“ No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage. ” — 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
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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