Memory is the scribe of the soul.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
One who faces and who fears the right things and from the right motive, in the right way and at the right time, posseses character worthy of our trust and admiration.
Being a father is the most rewarding thing a man whose career has plateaued can do.
In justice is all virtues found in sum.
It is evident, then, that there is a sort of education in which parents should train their sons, not as being useful or necessary, but because it is liberal or noble.
What is the highest of all goods achievable by action? ...both the general run of man and people of superior refinement say that it is happiness ...but with regard to what happiness is they differ.
Music imitates (represents) the passions or states of the soul, such as gentleness, anger, courage, temperance, and their opposites.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Of the irrational part of the soul again one division appears to be common to all living things, and of a vegetative nature.
The avarice of mankind is insatiable.
Of ill-temper there are three kinds: irascibility, bitterness, sullenness. It belongs to the ill-tempered man to be unable to bear either small slights or defeats but to be given to retaliation and revenge, and easily moved to anger by any chance deed or word. Ill-temper is accompanied by excitabili
If men are given food, but no chastisement nor any work, they become insolent.
Adoration is made out of a solitary soul occupying two bodies.
We are what we frequently do.
Business or toil is merely utilitarian. It is necessary but does not enrich or ennoble a human life.
The perversions are as follows: of royalty, tyranny; of aristocracy, oligarchy; of constitutional government, democracy.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
The hardest victory is the victory over self.
Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotl
There are three things that are the motives of choice and three that are the motives of avoidance; namely, the noble, the expedient, and the pleasant, and their opposites, the base, the harmful, and the painful. Now in respect of all these the good man is likely to go right and the bad to go wrong,
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. Aristotl
Those whose days are consumed in the low pursuits of avarice, or the gaudy frivolties of fashion, unobservant of nature's lovelinessof demarcation, nor on which side thereof an intermediate form should lie.
Nature operates in the shortest way possible.
In most constitutional states the citizens rule and are ruled by turns, for the idea of a constitutional state implies that the natures of the citizens are equal, and do not differ at all.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
The ultimate end...is not knowledge, but action. To be half right on time may be more important than to obtain the whole truth too late.
A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. Aristotl
This body is not a home, but an inn; and that only for a short time. Seneca Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
To love someone is to identify with them.