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Greek prose writer, author of over 200 books, 50 biographies, and 23 pairs of 'parallel lives' (comparing a Greek to a Roman). Plutarch's Lives are rich in historical information, and are an important source for understanding the ancient world in the medieval and early modern periods.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.