Where the laws are not supreme, there demagogues spring up.
The soul becomes prudent by sitting and being quiet.
A gentleman is not disturbed by anything
There is more both of beauty and of raison d'etre in the works of nature- than in those of art.
Happiness, then, is found to be something perfect and self-sufficient, being the end to which our actions are directed.
God has many names, though He is only one Being.
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotl
Men must be able to engage in business and go to war, but leisure and peace are better; they must do what is necessary and indeed what is useful, but what is honorable is better. On such principles children and persons of every age which requires education should be trained.
Tools may be animate as well as inanimate; for instance, a ship's captain uses a lifeless rudder, but a living man for watch; for a servant is, from the point of view of his craft, categorized as one of its tools. So any piece of property can be regarded as a tool enabling a man to live, and his pro
Greed has no boundaries
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
We can't learn without pain.
A bad man can do a million times more harm than a beast.
It is their character indeed that makes people who they are. But it is by reason of their actions that they are happy or the reverse.
All men naturally desire knowledge. An indication of this is our esteem for the senses; for apart from their use we esteem them for their own sake, and most of all the sense of sight. Not only with a view to action, but even when no action is contemplated, we prefer sight, generally speaking, to all
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
For suppose that every tool we had could perform its task, either at our bidding or itself perceiving the need, and if-like the statues made by DÃ¦dalus or the tripods of HephÃ¦stus, of which the poet says that "self-moved they enter the assembly of the gods" - shuttles in a loom could fly to and fr
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotl
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
A period may be defined as a portion of speech that has in itself a beginning and an end, being at the same time not too big to be taken in at a glance
The perversions are as follows: of royalty, tyranny; of aristocracy, oligarchy; of constitutional government, democracy.
Civil confusions often spring from trifles but decide great issues.
A change in the shape of the body creates a change in the state of the soul.
Happiness is activity.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotl
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
All are agreed that the various moral qualities are in a sense bestowed by nature: we are just, and capable of temperance, and brave, and possessed of the other virtues from the moment of our birth. But nevertheless we expect to find that true goodness is something different, and that the virtues in
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
As to adultery, let it be held disgraceful, in general, for any man or woman to be found in any way unfaithful when they are married, and called husband and wife. If during the time of bearing children anything of the sort occur, let the guilty person be punished with a loss of privileges in proport
The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.