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To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated
by 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

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

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

 

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

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

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

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

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

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

Character is long-standing habit.
- 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

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

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
that is bad.
But if a learned person is thus attracted,
it is worse.
- Abu Bakr

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free,
in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be.
- Thomas Jefferson

Robert Louis Stevenson...
I'm focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of.
I always thought he was a boys' author,
but he's not at all.
- Jane Birkin

You may observe in all my lessons, that I tell you how the legs go,
and those who are unacquainted with that,
are entirely ignorant and work in the dark.
- William Cavendish

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more
ignorant and the crazy crazier.
- H. L. Mencken

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts,
keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make
them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley

Those persons who suffer from indigestion,
or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true
principles of eating and drinking.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I was truly ignorant about art before the film.
- Claire Forlani

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
- Aeschylus

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things,
in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
- Sydney Smith

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye,
ear and imagination - everything which can charm and
bewitch the simple and ignorant.
I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams

I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism,
and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow,
because it is so grounded in legalism,
and adherence to rituals.
- Fred Melamed

If you are ignorant, you certainly can get into some interesting arguments.
- Herbert Prochnow

Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia
do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor,
the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.
- Emily Greene Balch

Humanity has the stars in its future,
and that future is too important to be lost under the
burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov

People can be ignorant and still have loving,
human qualities.
- Rob Reiner

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions,
passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons.
Greed, anger, and delusion.
- Bodhidharma

If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually
regressive system that will assure you have a highly
knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass.
- John Perry Barlow

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
- Voltaire

An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
- Will Rogers

Men are born ignorant, not stupid.
They are made stupid by education.
- Bertrand Russell

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness
which the ambitious call,
and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
- Fisher Ames

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant.
- Miguel de Unamuno

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many
ignorant men are sure of.
- Clarence Darrow

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their
hands until they've flung it away.
- Sophocles

Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance,
unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?
- Sean Hannity


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