Demosthenes overcame and rendered more distinct his inarticulate and stammering pronunciation by speaking with pebbles in his mouth.
Life of Demosthenes.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.Plutarch
As geographers, Sosius, crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, and unapproachable bogs.Plutarch
A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, "Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?" holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. "Yet," added he, "none of you can tell where it pinches me."Plutarch
And it is said that when he took his seat for the first time under the golden canopy on the royal throne, Demaratus the Corinthian, a well-meaning man and a friend of Alexander's, as he had been of Alexander's father, burst into tears, as old men will, and declared that those Hellenes were deprived of great pleasure who had died before seeing Alexander seated on the throne of Dareius.Plutarch
Marius said, "I see the cure is not worth the pain."Plutarch
Extraordinary rains pretty generally fall after great battles.Plutarch
Have in readiness this saying of Solon, "But we will not give up our virtue in exchange for their wealth."Plutarch
There is no debt with so much prejudice put off as that of justice.Plutarch
It was the saying of Bion, that though the boys throw stones at frogs in sport, yet the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest.Plutarch
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.Plutarch
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