45 Motivational Plutarch Quotes For Success In Life

Plutarch was a Greek Middle Platonist philosopher, biographer, essayist, and priest at the Temple of Apollo. He is known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. Upon becoming a Roman citizen, he was named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus. This Plutarch Quotes will motivate you.

Best Plutarch Quotes

  1. “The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and
    money began to play an important part in determining
    elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread to
    the law courts. And then to the army, and finally the
    Republic was subjected to the rule of emperors” ~ Plutarch
  2. An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. ~ Plutarch
  3. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. ~ Plutarch

  4. I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. ~ Plutarch
  5. Barba non facit philosophum ~ Plutarch
  6. Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. ~ Plutarch
  7. Our senses through ignorance of Reality, falsely tell us that what appears to be, is. FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real ~ Plutarch
  8. 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
  9. The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits. ~ Plutarch Quotes
  10. The talkative listen to no one, for they are ever speaking. And the first evil that attends those who know not to be silent is that they hear nothing. ~ Plutarch
  11. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. ~ Plutarch

  12. It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn to limp. ~ Plutarch
  13. Cato used to assert that wise men profited more by fools than fools by wise men; for that wise men avoided the faults of fools, but that fools would not imitate the good examples of wise men. ~ Plutarch
  14. To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. ~ Plutarch
  15. The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. ~ Plutarch
  16. No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage. ~ Plutarch
  17. For the wise man, every day is a festival. ~ Plutarch
  18. When Demaratus was asked whether he held his tongue because he was a fool or for want of words, he replied, “A fool cannot hold his tongue. ~ Plutarch
  19. Philosophy finds talkativeness a disease very difficult and hard to cure. For its remedy, conversation requires hearers: but talkative people hear nobody, for they are ever prating. And the first evil this inability to keep silence produces is an inability to listen. ~ Plutarch
  20. Time is the wisest of all counselors. ~ Plutarch

  21. To fail to do good is as bad as doing harm. ~ Plutarch
  22. If you hate your enemies, you will contract such a vicious habit of mind that it will break out upon those who are your friends, or those who are indifferent to you. ~ Plutarch
  23. The drop hollows out the stone not by strength, but by constant falling. ~ Plutarch
  24. A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues. ~ Plutarch
  25. The measure of a man’s life is the well spending of it and not the length. ~ Plutarch
  26. It was not important how many enemies there are, but where the enemy is
    Instead of using medicine, better fast today. ~ Plutarch
  27. Wise men are able to make a fitting use even of their entities. ~ Plutarch
  28. The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. ~ Plutarch

  29. The poor go to war, to fight and die for the delights, riches, and superfluities of others. ~ Plutarch
  30. The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart. ~ Plutarch
  31. There are two sentences inscribed upon the Ancient oracle… “Know thyself” and “Nothing too much”; and upon these all other precepts depend. ~ Plutarch Quotes
  32. 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. ~ Plutarch
  33. Character is simply habit long continued. ~ Plutarch
  34. The richest soil, if uncultivated, produces the rankest weeds. ~ Plutarch
  35. Friendship requires a steady, constant, and unchangeable character, a person that is uniform in his intimacy. ~ Plutarch
  36. Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity. ~ Plutarch ~ Plutarch
  37. In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker. ~ Plutarch

  38. The state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting. ~ Plutarch
  39. Neither blame or praise yourself. ~ Plutarch
  40. As bees extract honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so sensible men often get advantage and profit from the most awkward circumstances. ~ Plutarch
  41. Prosperity has this property, it puffs up narrow Souls, makes them imagine themselves high and mighty, and look down upon the World with Contempt; but a truly noble and resolved Spirit appears greatest in Distress and then becomes more bright and conspicuous. ~ Plutarch
  42. Remember what Simonides said, that he never repented that he had held his tongue, but often that he had spoken. ~ Plutarch
  43. God is the brave man’s hope, and not the coward’s excuse. ~ Plutarch
  44. It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration, it is a very easy matter, but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome. ~ Plutarch
  45. We are more sensible of what is done against custom than against nature. ~ Plutarch

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