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The omission of good is no less reprehensible ...
by Plutarch

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

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

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

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- 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 is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds,
though he risk everything.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

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

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

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only
balance to weigh friends.
- 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 real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

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

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

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

Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people,
I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that
I might slight any by omission.
- Theodore Bikel

In a brave new world, a post-September 11 world,
anyone is going to make certain mistakes.
The mistakes that have been made on homeland security,
on protecting our Nation from another terrorist attack,
are mistakes of omission.
We are simply not doing enough.
- Charles Schumer

Three conditions are necessary for Penance:
contrition,
which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment;
confession of sins without any omission;
and satisfaction by means of good works.
- Thomas Aquinas

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

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

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

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

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare


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