Plutarch Quotes

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

Socrates… said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

(Solon) being asked, namely, what city was best to live in, “That city,” he replied, “in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to punish the wrongdoers.”

If you live with a cripple, you will learn to limp.

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

Character is what a man is in the dark. Character is simply habit long continued.

A fool must now and then be right by chance.

When Anaxagoras was told of the death of his son, he only said, “I knew my son was mortal.” So we in all casualties of life should say, I knew my riches were uncertain; that my friend was but a man. Such considerations would soon pacify us, because all our troubles proceed from their being […]

He who reflects on another man’s want of breeding, shows he wants it as much himself.

A prating barber asked Archelaus how he would be trimmed. He answered “In silence.”