In seeking for justice men seek for the mean or neutral, for the law is the mean. Again, customary laws have more weight, and relate to more important matters, than written laws, and a man may be a safer ruler than the written law, but not safer than the customary law.
Metaphysics involves intuitive knowledge of unprovable starting-points concepts and truth and demonstrative knowledge of what follows from them.
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.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Everyone honors the wise.
The Life of the intellect is the best and pleasantest for man, because the intellect more than anything else is the man. Thus it will be the happiest life as well.
So it is clear that the search for what is just is a search for the mean; for the law is the mean.
Well begun is half done. Aristotl
Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine ACTIONS than in the non-performance of base ones.
Irrational passions would seem to be as much a part of human nature as is reason.
But then in what way are things called good? They do not seem to be like the things that only chance to have the same name. Are goods one then by being derived from one good or by all contributing to one good, or are they rather one by analogy? Certainly as sight is in the body, so is reason in the
Memory is therefore, neither Perception nor Conception, but a state or affection of one of these, conditioned by lapse of time. As already observed, there is no such thing as memory of the present while present, for the present is object only of perception, and the future, of expectation, but the ob
For we do not think that we know a thing until we are acquainted with its primary conditions or first principles, and have carried our analysis as far as its simplest elements.
Again, the male is by nature superior, and the female inferior; and the one rules, and the other is ruled; this principle, of necessity, extends to all mankind.
What is common to many is least taken care of, for all men have greater regard for what is their own than what they possess in common with others.
A human being is a naturally political [animal].
When the looms spin by themselves, we'll have no need for slaves.
Men agree that justice in the abstract is proportion, but they differ in that some think that if they are equal in any respect they are equal absolutely, others that if they are unequal in any respect they should be unequal in all. The only stable principle of government is equality according to pro
All teaching and all intellectual learning come about from already existing knowledge.
We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
A good man may make the best even of poverty and disease, and the other ills of life; but he can only attain happiness under the opposite conditions
Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.
95% of everything you do is the result of habit.
This world is inescapably linked to the motions of the worlds above. All power in this world is ruled by these options.
Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously.
A man becomes a friend whenever being loved he loves in return.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Nothing is what rocks dream about
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. 1