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Grief is natural; the absence of all feeling is undesirable, but moderation in grief should be observed, as in the face of all good or evil.

PLUTARCH, "Consolatio Ad Uxorem"

I, for my part, wonder what sort of feeling, mind or reason that man was possessed who was first to pollute his mouth with gore, and allow his lips to touch the flesh of a murdered being; who spread his table with the mangled form of dead bodies, and claimed as daily food and dainty dishes what but know were beings endowed with with movement, with perception and with voice.


Immoderate grief is selfish, harmful, brings no advantage to either the mourner or the mourned, and dishonors the dead.

PLUTARCH, "Consolatio Ad Uxorem"

Grief is like a physical pain which must be allowed to subside somewhat on its own before medical treatment is applied.

PLUTARCH, "Consolatio Ad Uxorem"

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

PLUTARCH, attributed, Social problems for the twenty-first century

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.

PLUTARCH, Against Colotes

They named it Ovation from the Latin ovis, a sheep.

PLUTARCH, attributed, The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations


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