It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.
Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.
The ultimate end...is not knowledge, but action. To be half right on time may be more important than to obtain the whole truth too late.
At first he who invented any art that went beyond the common perceptions of man was naturally admired by men, not only because there was something useful in the inventions, but because he was thought wise and superior to the rest. But as more arts were invented, and some were directed to the necessi
And it is characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like, and the association of living beings who have this sense makes family and a state.
All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; thereâ€™s too much corruption in the world
Character is determined by choice, not opinion.
The right constitutions, three in number- kingship, aristocracy, and polity- and the deviations from these, likewise three in number - tyranny from kingship, oligarchy from aristocracy, democracy from polity.
To be angry is easy. But to be angry with the right man at the right time and in the right manner, that is not easy.
Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be.
Purpose is a desire for something in our own power, coupled with an investigation into its means.
For man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all; since armed injustice is the more dangerous, and he is equipped at birth with the arms of intelligence and with moral qualities which he may use for the worst ends. Wherefore, if he hav
All art is concerned with coming into being.
One who faces and who fears the right things and from the right motive, in the right way and at the right time, posseses character worthy of our trust and admiration.
Civil confusions often spring from trifles but decide great issues.
Phronimos, possessing practical wisdom . But the only virtue special to a ruler is practical wisdom; all the others must be possessed, so it seems, both by rulers and ruled. The virtue of a person being ruled is not practical wisdom but correct opinion; he is rather like a person who makes the pipes
The avarice of mankind is insatiable; at one time two obols was pay enough; but now, when this sum has become customary, men always want more and more without end.
If thinking is like perceiving, it must be either a process in which the soul is acted upon by what is capable of being thought, or a process different from but analogous to that. The thinking part of the soul must therefore be, while impassable, capable of receiving the form of an object; that is,
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Life cannot be lived, and understood, simultaneously.
Between friends there is no need for justice, but people who are just still need the quality of friendship; and indeed friendliness is considered to be justice in the fullest sense.
The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice.
Art takes nature as its model.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
Friendship is essentially a partnership. Arist
The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
The eyes of some persons are large, others small, and others of a moderate size; the last-mentioned are the best. And some eyes are projecting, some deep-set, and some moderate, and those which are deep-set have the most acute vision in all animals; the middle position is a sign of the best disposit
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. Arist
Tragedy is an imitation not only of a complete action, but of events inspiring fear and pity. Such an effect is best produced when the events come on us by surprise; and the effect is heightened when, at the same time, they follow as cause and effect. The tragic wonder will then be great than if the