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

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

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
- 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 imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and
most fatal ailment of all republics.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

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

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

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

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank


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