Plutarch

46-120
Biographical Sketch: 

The Greek biographer, historian, essayist, and moralist Plutarch has been described as one of the most influential writers who ever lived. Paradoxically, Plutarch the man who was the biographer of many others, had no biographer except for a scant notice in Suidas. What we know of his life is reconstructed from casual references in his own works.

Authored: 

Parallel Lives, The Moralia or Ethica

Quote: 

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