The light of the day is followed by night, as a shadow follows a body.
The life of theoretical philosophy is the best and happiest a man can lead. Few men are capable of it and then only intermittently. For the rest there is a second-best way of life, that of moral virtue and practical wisdom.
For the more limited, if adequate, is always preferable.
There is no such thing as committing adultery with the right woman, at the right time, and in the right way, for it is simply WRONG.
Saying the words that come from knowledge is no sign of having it.
Character gives us qualities, but it is in actions - what we do - that we are happy or the reverse. ... All human happiness and misery take the form of action.
The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
He then alone will strictly be called brave who is fearless of a noble death, and of all such chances as come upon us with sudden death in their train.
Justice is the loveliest and health is the best. but the sweetest to obtain is the heart's desire.
There is nothing unequal as the equal treatment of unequals.
No one praises happiness as one praises justice, but we call it a 'blessing,' deeming it something higher and more divine than things we praise.
The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make.
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
Victory is plesant, not only to those who love to conquer, bot to all; for there is produced an idea of superiority, which all with more or less eagerness desire.
...for all men do their acts with a view to achieving something which is, in their view, a good.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotl
Not to know of what things one should demand demonstration, and of what one should not, argues want of education.
For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. Arist
The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five.
The knowledge of the soul admittedly contributes greatly to the advance of truth in general, and, above all, to our understanding of Nature, for the soul is in some sense the principle of animal life.
Error is multiform (for evil is a form of the unlimited, as in the old Pythagorean imagery, and good of the limited), whereas success is possible in one way only (which is why it is easy to fail and difficult to succeed - easy to miss the target and difficult to hit it); so this is another reason wh
It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotl
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Friendship also seems to be the bond that hold communities together.
For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.