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AKA: Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus

Born: c. 46 A.D.
Birthplace: Chaeronea, Boeotia, Greece
Died: c. 120 A.D.

Occupation: Author, Biographer, Essayist, and Historian
Profile: Best known for Parallel Lives and Moralia.

Number of Quotes: 14

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.

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.

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

For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.

God is the brave man's hope, and not the coward's excuse.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

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

To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.

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