It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. - Plutarch

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. - Plutarch

The state of life is most happy when superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting. - Plutarch

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. - Plutarch

It is a hard matter, my fellow citizens, to argue with the belly, since it has no ears. - Plutarch