Some believe it to be just friends wanting, as if to be healthy enough to wish health.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
If a man of good natural disposition acquires Intelligence [as a whole], then he excels in conduct, and the disposition which previously only resembled Virtue, will now be Virtue in the true sense. Hence just as with the faculty of forming opinions [the calculative faculty] there are two qualities,
But nature flies from the infinite; for the infinite is imperfect, and nature always seeks an end.
Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.
Evils draw men together.
It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.
The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice.
The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward.
The proof that the state is a creation of nature and prior to the individual is that the individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing;
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
The perversions are as follows: of royalty, tyranny; of aristocracy, oligarchy; of constitutional government, democracy.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotl
In the first place, then, men should guard against the beginning of change, and in the second place they should not rely upon the political devices of which I have already spoken invented only to deceive the people, for they are proved by experience to be useless.
By myth I mean the arrangement of the incidents
Virtue makes us aim at the right end, and practical wisdom makes us take the right means.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Arist
In general, what is written must be easy to read and easy to speak; which is the same.
They - Young People have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things - and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than usefu
Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher
The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
For those who possess and can wield arms are in a position to decide whether the constitution is to continue or not
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.
But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.
And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.
It is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs.
But what is happiness? If we consider what the function of man is, we find that happiness is a virtuous activity of the soul.