Try is a noisy way of doing nothing.
Injustice results as much from treating unequals equally as from treating equals unequally.
A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle and an end.
Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
Temperance and bravery, then, are ruined by excess and deficiency, but preserved by the mean.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul...when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued withthe same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form.
Happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
That in the soul which is called the mind is, before it thinks, not actually any real thing.
The soul is the form of the body
The energy or active exercise of the mind constitutes life.
The ultimate end...is not knowledge, but action. To be half right on time may be more important than to obtain the whole truth too late.
A bad man can do a million times more harm than a beast.
Happiness does not lie in amusement; it would be strange if one were to take trouble and suffer hardship all one's life in order to amuse oneself.
A tragedy is that moment where the hero comes face to face with his true identity.
For imagining lies within our power whenever we wish . . . but in forming opinons we are not free . . .
People of superior refinement and of active disposition identify happiness with honour; for this is roughly speaking, the end of political life.
He who is by nature not his own but another's man is by nature a slave.
The fool tells me his reason; the wise man persuades me with my own.
Anaximenes and Anaxagoras and Democritus say that its [the earth's] flatness is responsible for it staying still: for it does not cut the air beneath but covers it like a lid, which flat bodies evidently do: for they are hard to move even for the winds, on account of their resistance.
Anything whose presence or absence makes no discernible difference is no essential part of the whole.
The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.
Meanness is incurable; it cannot be cured by old age, or by anything else.
Of ill-temper there are three kinds: irascibility, bitterness, sullenness. It belongs to the ill-tempered man to be unable to bear either small slights or defeats but to be given to retaliation and revenge, and easily moved to anger by any chance deed or word. Ill-temper is accompanied by excitabili
Hope is a waking dream. Arist
One citizen differs from another, but the salvation of the community is the common business of them all. This community is the constitution; the virtue of the citizen must therefore be relative to the constitution of which he is a member.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Arist