Ancient Greeks: Plutarch on Friendship
Prosperity is no just scale;
adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
“Plutarch, (born c. 45-50 bce—died c. 120-125 bce), was a Greek writer and philosopher. A prodigious and hugely influential writer, he is now most famous for his biographical works in his Parallel Lives which present an entertaining history of some of the most significant figures from antiquity.” ~ Ancient History Encyclopedia
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Human nature has not changed over the millennia.
Like babies fascinated by shiny baubles, people are quite impressed by money. But a friend’s (or politician’s) good character is ultimately much more important.
The question is, do we learn from history?
Ancient Greek Wisdom