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Why does pouring Oil on the Sea make it Clear and Calm? Is it that the winds, slipping the smooth oil, have no force, nor cause any waves?

Navigation Quotes, by Plutarch , Source: Morals--Natural Questions (XII)

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As to Caesar, when he was called upon, he gave no testimony against Clodius, nor did he affirm that he was certain of any injury done to his bed. He only said, "He had divorced Pompeia because the wife of Caesar ought not only to be clear of such a crime, but of the very suspicion of it."

Suspicion Quotes, by Plutarch , Source: Life of Cicero

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Julius Caesar divorced his wife Pompeia, but declared at the trial that he knew nothing of what was alleged against her and Clodius. When asked why, in that case, he had divorced her, he replied: "Because I would have the chastity of my wife clear even of suspicion."

Suspicion Quotes, by Plutarch , Source: Life of Julius Caesar

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The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.

Wickedness Quotes, by Plutarch

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Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.

Perseverance Quotes, by Plutarch

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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Friendship Quotes, by Plutarch

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

Economy Quotes, by Plutarch

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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.

Perseverance Quotes, by Plutarch

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Rest: the sweet sauce of labor.

Rest Quotes, by Plutarch

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Time is the wisest of all counselors.

Time Quotes, by Plutarch

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