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Plutarch Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Plutarch Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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

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Neither blame or praise yourself.
- 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

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

 

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only
balance to weigh friends.
- 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

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


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It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended,
but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Plutarch

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent,
than in the extent of my power and possessions.
- Plutarch

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

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

No man ever wetted clay and then left it,
as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
- Plutarch

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch

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

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness,
one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
- Plutarch

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

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds,
though he risk everything.
- Plutarch

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

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

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men,
is at least human.
- Plutarch

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

In words are seen the state of mind and character and
disposition of the speaker.
- Plutarch

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
- Plutarch

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity;
nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
- Plutarch

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

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

Moral habits, induced by public practices,
are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives,
than the failings and faults of individuals are in
infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch

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

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than
such a one as is unworthy of him;
for the one is only belief -
the other contempt.
- Plutarch

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
- Plutarch

If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
- 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

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

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

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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