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Courage consists not in hazarding without fear;
by Plutarch

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

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

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
- Plutarch

 

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent,
than in the extent of my power and possessions.
- Plutarch

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence;
and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together,
yield themselves up when taken little by little.
- Plutarch

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and
most fatal ailment of all republics.
- Plutarch

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only
balance to weigh friends.
- Plutarch

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity;
nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
- Plutarch

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
- Plutarch

In words are seen the state of mind and character and
disposition of the speaker.
- Plutarch

No man ever wetted clay and then left it,
as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
- Plutarch

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

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended,
but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Plutarch

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

Medicine to produce health must examine disease;
and music,
to create harmony must investigate discord.
- Plutarch

Moral habits, induced by public practices,
are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives,
than the failings and faults of individuals are in
infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch

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

When the strong box contains no more both friends and
flatterers shun the door.
- Plutarch

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

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
- Plutarch

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated
men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
- Plutarch

Silence at the proper season is wisdom,
and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than
such a one as is unworthy of him;
for the one is only belief -
the other contempt.
- Plutarch

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings,
which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men,
is at least human.
- Plutarch

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

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

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds,
though he risk everything.
- Plutarch

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain


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