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

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




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

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



Plutarch Quotes: "Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks."

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



Plutarch Quotes: "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."

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




Plutarch Quotes: "Themistocles said "The Athenians govern the Greeks I govern the Athenians you my wife govern me your son governs you.""

Themistocles said "The Athenians govern the Greeks I govern the Athenians you my wife govern me your son governs you."



Plutarch Quotes: "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."

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



Plutarch Quotes: "Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly."

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.




Plutarch Quotes: "Forgetfulness transforms every occurrence into a non-occurrence."

Forgetfulness transforms every occurrence into a non-occurrence.



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

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



Plutarch Quotes: "A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lighted."

A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lighted.



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

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



Plutarch Quotes: "It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn to limp."

It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn to limp.




Plutarch Quotes: "To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days."

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 Quotes: "Character is simply habit long enough continued."

Character is simply habit long enough continued.



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

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



Plutarch Quotes: "Rest is the sweet sauce of labour."

Rest is the sweet sauce of labour.



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

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



Plutarch Quotes: "But the Lacedaemonians, who make it their first principle of action to serve their country's interest, know not any thing to be just or unjust by any measure but that."

But the Lacedaemonians, who make it their first principle of action to serve their country's interest, know not any thing to be just or unjust by any measure but that.



Plutarch Quotes: "The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education."

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



Plutarch Quotes: "Vultures are the most righteous of birds: they do not attack even the smallest living creature."

Vultures are the most righteous of birds: they do not attack even the smallest living creature.



Plutarch Quotes: "He shall fare well who confronts circumstances aright."

He shall fare well who confronts circumstances aright.



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

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



Plutarch Quotes: "Character is long-standing habit."

Character is long-standing habit.



Plutarch Quotes: "Small, therefore, can we think the progress we have made, as long as our admiration for those who have done noble things is barren, and does not of itself incite us to imitate them."

Small, therefore, can we think the progress we have made, as long as our admiration for those who have done noble things is barren, and does not of itself incite us to imitate them.



Plutarch Quotes: "Time is the soul of this world."

Time is the soul of this world.



Plutarch Quotes: "It is a hard matter my fellow citizens to argue with the belly since it has no ears."

It is a hard matter my fellow citizens to argue with the belly since it has no ears.



Plutarch Quotes: "The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they."

The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.



Plutarch Quotes: "In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker."

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



Plutarch Quotes: "To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood."

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood.



Plutarch Quotes: "The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil."

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



Plutarch Quotes: "Agesilaus the Spartan king was once invited to hear a mimic imitate the nightingale but declined with the comment that he had heard the nightingale itself."

Agesilaus the Spartan king was once invited to hear a mimic imitate the nightingale but declined with the comment that he had heard the nightingale itself.



Plutarch Quotes: "From their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future."

From their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.



Plutarch Quotes: "That which is chiefly the office of a general, to force the enemy into fighting when he finds himself the stronger, and to avoid being driven into it himself when he is the weaker..."

That which is chiefly the office of a general, to force the enemy into fighting when he finds himself the stronger, and to avoid being driven into it himself when he is the weaker...



Plutarch Quotes: "I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod my shadow does that much better."

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod my shadow does that much better.



Plutarch Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Words will build no walls."

Words will build no walls.



Plutarch Quotes: "The wildest colts make the best horses."

The wildest colts make the best horses.



Plutarch Quotes: "The present offers itself to our touch for only an instant of time and then eludes the senses."

The present offers itself to our touch for only an instant of time and then eludes the senses.



Plutarch Quotes: "It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended but the glory belongs to our ancestors."

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



Plutarch Quotes: "The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it…eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him."

The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it…eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him.



Plutarch Quotes: "It is a difficult task Oh citizens to make speeches to the belly which has no ears."

It is a difficult task Oh citizens to make speeches to the belly which has no ears.



Plutarch Quotes: "The superstitious man wishes he did not believe in gods, as the atheist does not, but fears to disbelieve in them."

The superstitious man wishes he did not believe in gods, as the atheist does not, but fears to disbelieve in them.



Plutarch Quotes: "Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause."

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



Plutarch Quotes: "Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech."

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



Plutarch Quotes: "Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little."

Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little.



Plutarch Quotes: "The future bears down upon each one of us with all the hazards of the unknown. The only way out is through."

The future bears down upon each one of us with all the hazards of the unknown. The only way out is through.



Plutarch Quotes: "Neither blame or praise yourself."

Neither blame or praise yourself.



Plutarch Quotes: "Prosperity is not just scale adversity is the only balance to weigh friends."

Prosperity is not just scale adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.



Plutarch Quotes: "To make no mistake is not in the power of man but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future."

To make no mistake is not in the power of man but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.