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

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

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

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

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

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
- Jacques Delille

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed
in a prior state of existence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.
- Kamran Hamid

There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

Immortality - a fate worse than death.
- Edgar A. Shoaff

Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology,
which has all the inevitability of fate,
so long as he does not understand it.
- Alfred Adler

Whether it's destiny or fate or whatever,
I don't think I could do a French Laundry anywhere else.
- Thomas Keller

The anvil of justice is planted firm,
and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
- Aeschylus

Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.
- Ariel Dorfman

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life:
Try to be Shakespeare,
leave the rest to fate!
- Robert Browning

To have united the purposes of an entire Nation,
is the great historical achievement of the man in whose
strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people.
- Gustav Krupp

Man blindly works the will of fate.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

I don't believe in providence and fate,
as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
- Max Frisch

When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate,
we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed.
The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty.
- John Bates Clark

I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night,
to-morrow let my sun his beams display,
or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
- Abraham Crowley

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization
and intellectualization and,
above all, by the disenchantment of the world.
- Max Weber

If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you.
- William Irwin Thompson


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