Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Without virtue it is difficult to bear gracefully the honors of fortune.
Laws, when good, should be supreme; and that the magistrate or magistrates should regulate those matters only on which the laws are unable to speak with precision owing to the difficulty of any general principle embracing all particulars.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotl
Women who are with child should be careful of themselves; they should take exercise and have a nourishing diet. The first of these prescriptions the legislator will easily carry into effect by requiring that they should take a walk daily to some temple, where they can worship the gods who preside ov
So, if we must give a general formula applicable to all kinds of soul, we must describe it as the first actuality [entelechy] of anatural organized body.
It is our actions and the soul's active exercise of its functions that we posit (as being Happiness);
Indeed, we may go further and assert that anyone who does not delight in fine actions is not even a good man.
Therefore the good man ought to be a lover of self, since he will then both benefit himself by acting nobly and aid his fellows; but the bad man ought not to be a lover of self, since he will follow his base passions, and so injure both himself and his neighbors. With the bad man therefore, what he
But nature flies from the infinite; for the infinite is imperfect, and nature always seeks an end.
Our actions determine our dispositions.
Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law and without justice. If he finds himself an individual who cannot live in society, or who pretends he has need of only his own resources do not consider him as a member of humanity; he is a
Anybody can get hit over the head.
Man by Nature desires to know.
A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must not be mean or above the dignity of the subject. It must be appropriate.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. Arist
It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.
Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
Property should be in a certain sense common, but, as a general rule, private; for, when every one has a distinct interest, men will not complain of one another, and they will make more progress, because every one will be attending to his own business.
Nothing is what rocks dream about
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
Happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace.
Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.
Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles.
95% of everything you do is the result of habit.
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources.
A democracy exists whenever those who are free and are not well-off, being in the majority, are in sovereign control of government, an oligarchy when control lies with the rich and better-born, these being few.
To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.