Plutarch 46 - 120 was a Greek biographer and essayist. 
He later became a Roman citizen and was renamed Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus. 
‘Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks’ 
‘Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech’ 
‘Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage’ 
‘To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult’ 
‘Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself’ 
‘Character is simply habit long continued’ 
‘Neither blame or praise yourself’ 
‘It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything’ 
‘An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics’ 
‘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’ 
‘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’ 
‘A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues’ 
‘The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled’ 
‘The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil’ 
‘Those who aim to great deeds must also suffer greatly’ 
‘It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn to limp’ 
‘I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod, my shadow does that much better’ 
‘What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality’ 
‘Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resists’ 
‘No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune’ 
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