All teaching and all intellectual learning come about from already existing knowledge.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
The tyrant, who in order to hold his power, suppresses every superiority, does away with good men, forbids education and light, controls every movement of the citizens and, keeping them under a perpetual servitude, wants them to grow accustomed to baseness and cowardice, has his spies everywhere to
The mass of mankind are evidently slavish in their tastes, preferring a life suitable to beasts.
There is no such thing as committing adultery with the right woman, at the right time, and in the right way, for it is simply WRONG.
For pleasure is a state of soul, and to each man that which he is said to be a lover of is pleasant.
Goodness is to do good to the deserving and love the good and hate the wicked, and not to be eager to inflict punishment or take vengeance, but to be gracious and kindly and forgiving.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
Only you can take you to Funkytown.
It makes no difference whether a good man has defrauded a bad man, or a bad man defrauded a good man, or whether a good or bad man has committed adultery: the law can look only to the amount of damage done.
Friendship is two souls inhabiting one body.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotl
The same things are best both for individuals and for states, and these are the things which the legislator ought to implant in the minds of his citizens.
Nature, as we say, does nothing without some purpose; and for thepurpose of making mana political animal she has endowed him alone among the animals with the power of reasoned speech.
Indeed, we may go further and assert that anyone who does not delight in fine actions is not even a good man.
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
A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must not be mean or above the dignity of the subject. It must be appropriate.
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
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
95% of everything you do is the result of habit.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Man first begins to philosophize when the necessities of life are supplied.
And this lies in the nature of things: What people are potentially is revealed in actuality by what they produce.
A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.
A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. Aristotl
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Arist
Art is a higher type of knowledge than experience.
But obviously a state which becomes progressively more and more of a unity will cease to be a state at all. Plurality of numbers is natural in a state; and the farther it moves away from plurality towards unity, the less of a state it becomes and the more a household, and the household in turn an in
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.