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- Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
- Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC), from Plutarch, How a Young Man Ought to Hear Poems
- I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC), from Plutarch, Of Banishment
- Have I inadvertently said some evil thing?
- Phocion (402 BC - 318 BC), from Plutarch, Apothegms
- Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.
- Bion (~100 BC), from Plutarch, Water and Land Animals
- Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.
- Pyrrhus (319 BC - 272 BC), from Plutarch, Lives
- To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office.
- Quintus Fabius Maximus (275 BC - 203 BC), from Plutarch, Lives
- Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
- Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC), from Plutarch, Lives
- It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
- Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC), from Plutarch, Lives
- Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.
- Caesar Augustus (63 BC - 14 AD), from Plutarch, Apothegms
- 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 (46 AD - 120 AD), Lives
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