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Plutarch Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Plutarch.

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

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

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

 

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

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

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

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

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

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

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

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

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

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

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

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

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

Open your mind, open your heart,
and the way to joy becomes clear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I open my mind to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

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

I Dream with Powerful Intention -
Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition
to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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