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

Learn to be pleased with everything with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Plutarch

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

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

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

It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
Plutarch

An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.
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

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

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

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

No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.
Plutarch

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

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

When the candles are out all women are fair.
Plutarch

The whole life of man is but a point of time let us enjoy it.
Plutarch