58 Insightful Quotes By Plutarch, The Renowned Greek Biographer
Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, & Middle Platonist
Plutarch was an ancient Greek philosopher, essayist and biographer. It was under the guidance of philosopher Ammonius that he studied Mathematics and Philosophy. He studied a variety of subjects in philosophy, but his main focus revolved around ‘Ethics’. He maintained citizenship of Athens and lived as a priest in Delphi. Plutarch played an eminent role in writing references. His writings, thoughts, sayings and work are legendary and are quoted extensivel. His very first work titled, ‘Lives of the Roman emperors’, is considered to be his most popular work besides ‘Parallel Lives’, a series of biographies of famous Greek and Roman personalities. He wrote the ‘Life of Alexander’, ‘Life of Caesar’ and ‘Life of Pyrrhus’, documenting the history of their life and regime. He also authored a set of essays and documented speeches, which happen to be his surviving work called ‘Moralia’. ‘On the Malice of Herodotus’, is one of his works where he criticizes historian Herodotus. By his works, essays, thoughts, sayings, quotations and writings he not only earned himself a spot in history, but also bridged the gap of knowledge across eras. Following is a collection thoughts and quotes on education, friendship, life and philosophy by him.