PlutarchPlutarch, (c.45-125 A.D.) Greek Priest of the Delphic Oracle

Plutarch Quote

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

~ Plutarch

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He was also an historian and like so many other historians of his time they recorded the lives of famous persons and not so famous leaders, but there is one person that most did not chronicle...

w dornth, Arizona

Right! a person comes into this world and starts gathering kindling (ideas, observations, learning etc). So the mind is filled and replunished daily. Don't kid yourself, you can't start a fire without kindling, in the forest or in the mind. A person must "think" upon a subject first. Then a spark sets a fire of action in his mind. Sparks can come from many sources. All of us have had a special teacher spark our mental kindling. Some won't admit it however.

Dorothy, Xi'an

Too much knowledge fill in our mind just make us tired. Thinking and creating are the things that I need.

Mike, Norwalk

I like it a lot


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