That in the soul which is called mind (by mind I mean that whereby the soul thinks and judges) is, before it thinks, not actually any real thing. For this reason it cannot reasonably be regarded as blended with the body

-Aristotle
Aristotle

Most persons think that a state in order to be happy ought to be large; but even if they are right, they have no idea of what is a large and what a small state.... To the size of states there is a limit, as there is to other things, plants, animals, implements; for none of these retain their natural power when they are too large or too small, but they either wholly lose their nature, or are spoiled.

Aristotle
Everything necessarily is or is not, and will be or will not be; but one cannot divide and say that one or the other is necessary.I mean, for example: it is necessary for there to be or not to be a sea-battle tomorrow; but it is not necessary for a sea-battle to take place tomorrow, or for one not to take place--though it is necessary for one to take place or not to take place.
Aristotle

A person's life persuades better than his word.

Aristotle
A friend of everyone is a friend of no one
Aristotle

Without virtue it is difficult to bear gracefully the honors of fortune.

Aristotle
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Aristotle

Hope is a waking dream.

Aristotle
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Aristotle

The quality of life is determined by its activities.

Aristotle
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. Arist