Plutarch
Quotations


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

They named it Ovation from the Latin ovis [a sheep].

A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, “Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?” holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. “Yet,” added he, “none of you can tell where it pinches me.

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.

Wickedness frames the engines of her own torment. She is a wonderful artisan of a miserable life.

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

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.

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



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