Fortune favours the bold.
As our acts vary, our habits will follow in their course.
It will contribute towards one's object, who wishes to acquire a facility in the gaining of knowledge, to doubt judiciously.
That the equalization of property exercises an influence on political society was clearly understood even by some of the old legislators. Laws were made by Solon and others prohibiting an individual from possessing as much land as he pleased;
Since the branch of philosophy on which we are at present engaged differs from the others in not being a subject of merely intellectual interest â€” I mean we are not concerned to know what goodness essentially is, but how we are to become good men, for this alone gives the study its practical value
Since music has so much to do with the molding of character, it is necessary that we teach it to our children.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Arist
They - Young People have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things - and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than usefu
But what is happiness? If we consider what the function of man is, we find that happiness is a virtuous activity of the soul.
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends behave to us
It is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs.
Irrational passions would seem to be as much a part of human nature as is reason.
Selfishness doesn't consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love.
Quitting smoking is rather a marathon than a sprint. It is not a one-time attempt, but a longer effort
Opinion involves belief (for without belief in what we opine we cannot have an opinion), and in the brutes though we often find imagination we never find belief.
Think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Some men turn every quality or art into a means of making money; this they conceive to be the end, and to the promotion of the end all things must contribute.
It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
God has many names, though He is only one Being.
For what is the best choice for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
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
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotl
A person's life persuades better than his word.
It is the active exercise of our faculties in conformity with virtue that causes happiness, and the opposite activities its opposite.
We become just by the practice of just actions, self-controlled by exercising self-control, and courageous by performing acts of courage.
Dissimilarity of habit tends more than anything to destroy affection.