Fate of empires depends on the education of youth
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Philosophy begins with wonder.
To Unlearn is as hard as to Learn
It is likely that unlikely things should happen
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 easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
A democracy when put to the strain grows weak, and is supplanted by Oligarchy.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
It is the active exercise of our faculties in conformity with virtue that causes happiness, and the opposite activities its opposite.
The virtue as the art consecrates itself constantly to what's difficult to do, and the harder the task, the shinier the success.
We are what we continually do...
The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.
To love someone is to identify with them.
In justice is all virtues found in sum.
If the state cannot be entirely composed of good men, and yet each citizen is expected to do his own business well, and must therefore have virtue, still inasmuch as all the citizens cannot be alike, the virtue of the citizen and of the good man cannot coincide. All must have the virtue of the good
While those whom devotion to abstract discussions has rendered unobservant of the facts are too ready to dogmatize on the basis of a few observations.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
The true friend of the people should see that they be not too poor, for extreme poverty lowers the character of the democracy.
Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.
We are what we repeatedly do... excellence, therefore, isn't just an act, but a habit and life isn't just a series of events, but an ongoing process of self-definition.
The same things are best both for individuals and for states, and these are the things which the legislator ought to implant in the minds of his citizens.
A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments.
Prudence as well as Moral Virtue determines the complete performance of a man's proper function: Virtue ensures the rightness of the end we aim at, Prudence ensures the rightness of the means we adopt to gain that end.
Time past, even God is deprived of the power of recalling.
Aristotle suggests that the rotating Earth was a generally accepted tenet of Pythagorism: "While most of those who hold that the whole heaven is finite say that the earth lies at the center, the philosophers of Italy, the so-called Pythagoreans, assert the contrary. They say that in the middle there
The laws are, and ought to be, relative to the constitution, and not the constitution to the laws. A constitution is the organization of offices in a state, and determines what is to be the governing body, and what is the end of each community. But laws are not to be confounded with the principles o
No man of high and generous spirit is ever willing to indulge in flattery; the good may feel affection for others, but will not flatter them.