Plutarch timeless philosopher

Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2012 01:42 pm
Plutarch: Greek philosopher
Born: 46 Died: 120

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. Plutarch, Greek philosopher, 46-120 AD

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

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.

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.

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

Neither blame or praise yourself.

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

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.

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

Amazing how little philosophy has changed in 2000 years
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