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
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Why is it that all men who are outstanding in philosophy, poetry or the arts are melancholic?

Aristotle
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotl
Aristotle

He who takes his fill of every pleasure ... becomes depraved; while he who avoids all pleasures alike ... becomes insensible.

Aristotle
Happiness may be defined as good fortune joined to virtue, or a independence, or as a life that is both agreeable and secure.
Aristotle

The soul becomes prudent by sitting and being quiet.

Aristotle
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
Aristotle

...for all men do their acts with a view to achieving something which is, in their view, a good.

Aristotle
People become house builders through building houses, harp players through playing the harp. We grow to be just by doing things which are just.
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[Prudence] is the virtue of that part of the intellect [the calculative] to which it belongs; and . . . our choice of actions will not be right without Prudence any more than without Moral Virtue, since, while Moral Virtue enables us to achieve the end, Prudence makes us adopt the right means to the end.

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The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement.