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The wildest colts only make the best horses.

The wildest colts only make the best horses.

by Plutarch Found in: Horses Quotes,
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A Locanian having plucked all the feathers off from a nightingale
and seeing what a little body it had, read more

A Locanian having plucked all the feathers off from a nightingale
and seeing what a little body it had, "surely," quoth he, "thou
art all voice and nothing else." (Vox et praeterea nibil.)

by Plutarch Found in: Voice Quotes,
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Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.

Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.

by Plutarch Found in: Economy Quotes,
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Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for read more

Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied.

by Plutarch Found in: Satisfaction Quotes,
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It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against
another man's oration,--nay, it is a very read more

It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against
another man's oration,--nay, it is a very easy matter; but to
produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.

by Plutarch Found in: Oratory Quotes,
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