If 'bounded by a surface' is the definition of body there cannot be an infinite body either intelligible or sensible.
Tragedy is an imitation not of men but of a life, an action
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
The physician heals, Nature makes well.
The light of the day is followed by night, as a shadow follows a body.
We cannot learn without pain
In cases of this sort, let us say adultery, rightness and wrongness do not depend on committing it with the right woman at the right time and in the right manner, but the mere fact of committing such action at all is to do wrong.
Men become richer not only by increasing their existing wealth but also by decreasing their expenditure.
Therefore, even the lover of myth is a philosopher; for myth is composed of wonder.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. Arist
Persuasion is effected through the medium of the hearers, when they shall have been brought to a state of excitement under the influence of speech; for we do not, when influenced by pain or joy, or partiality or dislike, award our decisions in the same way; about which means of persuasion alone, I d
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Anyone, without any great penetration, may distinguish the dispositions consequent on wealth; for its possessors are insolent and overbearing, from being tainted in a certain way by the getting of their wealth. For they are affected as though they possessed every good; since wealth is a sort of stan
It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
Business or toil is merely utilitarian. It is necessary but does not enrich or ennoble a human life.
All men naturally desire knowledge. An indication of this is our esteem for the senses; for apart from their use we esteem them for their own sake, and most of all the sense of sight. Not only with a view to action, but even when no action is contemplated, we prefer sight, generally speaking, to all
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. Aristotl
He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.
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.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
Leisure of itself gives pleasure and happiness and enjoyment of life, which are experienced, not by the busy man, but by those who have leisure.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
What has soul in it differs from what has not, in that the former displays life. Now this word has more than one sense, and provided any one alone of these is found in a thing we say that thing is living. Living, that is, may mean thinking or perception or local movement and rest, or movement in the
Between friends there is no need of justice.
Art is a higher type of knowledge than experience.