The science that studies the supreme good for man is politics.
If happiness, then, is activity expressing virtue, it is reasonable for it to express the supreme virtue, which will be the virtueof the best thing.
A young man is not a proper hearer of lectures on political science; for he is inexperienced in the actions that occur in life, but its discussions start from these and are about these; and, further, since he tends to follow his passions, his study will be vain and unprofitable, because the end that
Justice is the loveliest and health is the best. but the sweetest to obtain is the heart's desire.
Whether we call it sacrifice, or poetry, or adventure, it is always the same voice that calls.
Perhaps here we have a clue to the reason why royal rule used to exist formerly, namely the difficulty of finding enough men of outstanding virtue ..
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotl
We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Property should be in a general sense common, but as a general rule private... In well-ordered states, although every man has his own property, some things he will place at the disposal of his friends, while of others he shares the use of them.
Character is determined by choice, not opinion.
Law is mind without reason.
There is no genius who hasn't a touch of insanity.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be.
Happiness is essentially perfect; so that the happy man requires in addition the goods of the body, external goods and the gifts of fortune, in order that his activity may not be impeded through lack of them.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Only an armed people can be truly free. Only an unarmed people can ever be enslaved.
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
Education and morals make the good man, the good statesman, the good ruler.
In general, what is written must be easy to read and easy to speak; which is the same.
To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us.
Every community is an association of some kind and every community is established with a view to some good; for everyone always acts in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embra
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Arist
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotl
The laws are, and ought to be, relative to the constitution, and not the constitution to the laws. A constitution is the organization of offices in a state, and determines what is to be the governing body, and what is the end of each community. But laws are not to be confounded with the principles o
The first principle of all action is leisure.
When you feel yourself lacking something, send your thoughts towards your Intimate and search for the Divinity that lives within you.