Plutarch, named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus after becoming Roman citizen

Plutarch, named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus after becoming Roman citizen
c. 46
120

Greek Biographer, Essayist, Historian and Middle Platonist

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Blinded as they are as to their true character by self-love, every man is his own first and chiefest flatterer.

Character is long-standing habit.

As in fact nothing is less unusual than for a people, even while offering compliments, to be disgusted with those who accept them greedily, or arrogantly, or without respect tot he free-will of the givers.

As small letters hurt the sight, so do small matters him that is too much intent upon them: they vex and stir up anger, which begets an evil habit in him in reference to greater affairs.

All warriors may see an example of their common frailty, and learn a lesson that there is nothing durable or constant? For what time can men select to think themselves secure, when that of victory itself forces us more than any to dread our own fortune?

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Plutarch, named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus after becoming Roman citizen
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c. 46
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120
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Greek Biographer, Essayist, Historian and Middle Platonist