You Need to Know About the Writings of Great Plutarch

  1. Do not ever blame yourself or praise yourself. It is nothing but a waste of valuable time and energy.
  2. Just as the honeybees extract honey from sturdy fruits and dry flowers, similarly the discerning person derive profit from stressful situations.
  3. Domestic lady has no more significant honour and pleasure than getting the appreciation for her character than her beauty.
  4. Time is life and using it favourably is one’s obligation.
  5. Not able to help other is as good as harming the other. It can also mean that the purpose of life is to serve others and show compassion and will to help.
  6. The character is nothing but a habit formed since very long time.
  7. Imbalance of Poverty and affluence prove to play havoc in all the countries all the times
  8. It is always easy to find faults and hard to work well to give good results. No matter how you turn it, you continuously pay for something with funds, time (the most valuable thing you have), or other means. Life is a game. And smart business people spend their reserves wisely. How? Be calculated. Nevermore misuse resources (especially time).
  9. Spend time with wise people you would become wise, time spent with a fool would turn one into a jerk.
  10. It is not possible for anyone not to make slips, but the prudent and discreet people shape their future profitably and learn from their follies.
  11. What is the use of such a friend who is like a copycat changes the moment you turn? On your saying yes, he immediately says yes, such copying is done best by my shadow.
  12. The brain is not a pot that can get filled at any time. Ideally, it should be kept blazed continuously.
  13. Learn the art of listening to, that way you can benefit from the evil speakers.Active listening is focusing on what someone has said rather than just passively ‘hearing’ the message of the speaker. It is using all your senses to absorb the information from the speaker.This skill is learned only through patience and practice.
  14. Whatever we gather from the inner mind, the same can also change the outer world.
  15. There exists no other advisor better than the time.
  16. When awake, people live in one world, but on sleeping slip over to one’s world.
  17. For a discreet person, each day is like a festival.
  18. The sweet result of working hard is a sabbath.
  19. Word is nothing but the shadow of our deeds.

Plutarch was Greek and famous as a Greek-Roman philosopher (40AD-126AD).He adopted Roman citizenship. Later named, upon becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus. He was a biographer and writer whose works powerfully shaped the development of the article, the record and factual journalism in the West from the 16th to the 19th century. Amongst his roughly 227 works, the most notable are the Bioi parallēloi (Parallel Lives), in which he described the noble acts and qualities of Greek and Roman soldiers, senators, speakers, and politicians, and the Moralia, or Ethica, a range of more than 60 essays on, moral,  spiritual, environmental, legislative, and learned topics.He wrote mainly in the Greek and Latin languages. His writings were a collection of profiles of famous Greeks and Romans.

 

Harinder

Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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