By 'life,' we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay.
The fool tells me his reason; the wise man persuades me with my own.
Hippodamus, son of Euryphon, a native of Miletus, invented the art of planning and laid out the street plan of Piraeus.
Of the tyrant, spies and informers are the principal instruments. War is his favorite occupation, for the sake of engrossing the attention of the people, and making himself necessary to them as their leader.
Money was established for exchange, but interest causes it to be reproduced by itself. Therefore this way of earning money is greatly in conflict with the natural law.
Temperance and bravery, then, are ruined by excess and deficiency, but preserved by the mean.
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
Aristocracy is that form of government in which education and discipline are qualifications for suffrage and office holding.
Now it is evident that the form of government is best in which every man, whoever he is, can act best and live happily.
Our feelings towards our friends reflect our feelings towards ourselves.
It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than by good laws.
The blood of a goat will shatter a diamond.
The virtue as the art consecrates itself constantly to what's difficult to do, and the harder the task, the shinier the success.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Aristotl
Courage is the mother of all virtues because without it, you cannot consistently perform the others.
Man's best friend is one who wishes well to the object of his wish for his sake, even if no one is to know of it.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
If then, as we say, good craftsmen look to the mean as they work, and if virtue, like nature, is more accurate and better than any form of art, it will follow that virtue has the quality of hitting the mean. I refer to moral virtue [not intellectual], for this is concerned with emotions and actions,
If the art of ship-building were in the wood, ships would exist by nature.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotl
Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.
The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get.
Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it.
There are three things that are the motives of choice and three that are the motives of avoidance; namely, the noble, the expedient, and the pleasant, and their opposites, the base, the harmful, and the painful. Now in respect of all these the good man is likely to go right and the bad to go wrong,
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
For the more limited, if adequate, is always preferable.
Just as at the Olympic games it is not the handsomest or strongest men who are crowned with victory but the successful competitors, so in life it is those who act rightly who carry off all the prizes and rewards.
Wit is well-bred insolence.
...for all men do their acts with a view to achieving something which is, in their view, a good.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.