The best Quotations


When i was young i was amazed at plutarch's statement that the elder cato began at the age of eighty to learn greek. i am amazed no longer. old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
- William Somerset Maugham

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

A roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, ''was she not chaste? was she not fair? was she not fruitful?'' holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. ''yet,'' added he, ''none of you can tell where it pinches me.
- Plutarch

Abstain from beans.
- 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

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

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
- Plutarch

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

Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy.
- Plutarch

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

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


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Quotation We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed. - writer
Quotation Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. - writer
Quotation In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. - writer
Quotation Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin. - writer
Quotation A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. - writer
Quotation Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. - writer