for we are inquiring not in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, since otherwise our inquiry would have been of no use

-Aristotle
Aristotle

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.

Aristotle
No one finds fault with defects which are the result of nature.
Aristotle

We ought to be able to persuade on opposite sides of a question; as also we ought in the case of arguing by syllogism: not that we should practice both, for it is not right to persuade to what is bad; but in order that the bearing of the case may not escape us, and that when another makes an unfair use of these reasonings, we may be able to solve them.

Aristotle
A man's happiness consists in the free exercise of his highest faculties.
Aristotle

The excellence of a thing is related to its proper function.

Aristotle
Wickedness is nourished by lust.
Aristotle

Dissimilarity of habit tends more than anything to destroy affection.

Aristotle
Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us.
Aristotle

... the friendship of worthless people has a bad effect (because they take part, unstable as they are, in worthless pursuits, and actually become bad through each other's influence). But the friendship of the good is good, and increases in goodness because of their association. They seem even to become better men by exercising their friendship and improving each other; for the traits that they admire in each other get transferred to themselves.

Aristotle
A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state, especially of the highest of all. The government is everywhere sovereign in the state, and the constitution is in fact the government.