Hence intellect[ual perception] is both a beginning and an end, for the demonstrations arise from these, and concern them. As a result, one ought to pay attention to the undemonstrated assertions and opinions of experienced and older people, or of the prudent, no less than to demonstrations, for, be
A friend is another I.
People become house builders through building houses, harp players through playing the harp. We grow to be just by doing things which are just.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotl
Hence both women and children must be educated with an eye to the constitution, if indeed it makes any difference to the virtue of a city-state that its children be virtuous, and its women too. And it must make a difference, since half the free population are women, and from children come those who
Law is mind without reason.
One citizen differs from another, but the salvation of the community is the common business of them all. This community is the constitution; the virtue of the citizen must therefore be relative to the constitution of which he is a member.
If the consequences are the same it is always better to assume the more limited antecedent, since in things of nature the limited, as being better, is sure to be found, wherever possible, rather than the unlimited.
Also our fellow competitors, who are indeed the people just mentioned - we do not compete with men who lived a hundred centuries ago, or those yet not born, or the dead, or those who dwell near the Pillars of Hercules, or those whom, in our opinion or that of others, we take to be far below us or fa
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
When you have thrown a stone, you cannot afterwards bring it back again, but nevertheless you are responsible for having taken up the stone and flung it, for the origin of the act was within you. Similarly the unjust and profligate might at the outset have avoided becoming so, and therefore they are
There are, then, these three means of effecting persuasion. The man who is to be in command of them must, it is clear, be able (1) to reason logically, (2) to understand human character and goodness in their various forms, and (3) to understand the emotions--that is, to name them and describe them,
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotl
Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.
Money was established for exchange, but interest causes it to be reproduced by itself. Therefore this way of earning money is greatly in conflict with the natural law.
But the whole vital process of the earth takes place so gradually and in periods of time which are so immense compared with the length of our life, that these changes are not observed, and before their course can be recorded from beginning to end whole nations perish and are destroyed.
...The entire preoccupation of the physicist is with things that contain within themselves a principle of movement and rest.
Meanness is incurable; it cannot be cured by old age, or by anything else.
Temperance and bravery, then, are ruined by excess and deficiency, but preserved by the mean.
Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotl
And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
A gentleman is not disturbed by anything
Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.
Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.
Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may in the evening of his days meet with great misfortunes.
Talent is culture with insolence.
Happiness does not lie in amusement; it would be strange if one were to take trouble and suffer hardship all one's life in order to amuse oneself.
Equity is that idea of justice which contravenes the written law.