Archimedes had stated, that given the force, any given weight might be moved; and even boasted that if there were another earth, by going into it he could remove this.
Life of Marcellus.
Anaximander says that men were first produced in fishes, and when they were grown up and able to help themselves were thrown up, and so lived upon the land.Plutarch
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.Plutarch
These are the materials for reflection which history affords to those who choose to make use of them.Plutarch
Medicine, to produce health, has to examine disease; and music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.Plutarch
Scilurus on his death-bed, being about to leave four-score sons surviving, offered a bundle of darts to each of them, and bade them break them. When all refused, drawing out one by one, he easily broke them, thus teaching them that if they held together, they would continue strong; but if they fell out and were divided, they would become weak.Plutarch
He said they that were serious in ridiculous matters would be ridiculous in serious affairs.Plutarch
It is no great wonder if in long process of time, while fortune takes her course hither and thither, numerous coincidences should spontaneously occur. If the number and variety of subjects to be wrought upon be infinite, it is all the more easy for fortune, with such an abundance of material, to effect this similarity of results.Plutarch
The pilot cannot mitigate the billows or calm the winds.Plutarch
That proverbial saying, "Ill news goes quick and far."Plutarch
Athenodorus says hydrophobia, or water-dread, was first discovered in the time of Asclepiades.Plutarch
Xenophon says that there is no sound more pleasing than one's own praises.Plutarch
Pythagoras, when he was asked what time was, answered that it was the soul of this world.Plutarch
Poverty is never dishonourable in itself, but only when it is a mark of sloth, intemperance, extravagance, or thoughtlessness. When, on the other hand, it is the handmaid of a sober, industrious, righteous, and brave man, who devotes all his powers to the service of the people, it is the sign of a lofty spirit that harbours no mean thoughtsPlutarch
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