The soul has two parts, one rational and the other irrational. Let us now similarly divide the rational part, and let it be assumed that there are two rational faculties, one whereby we contemplate those things whose first principles are invariable, and one whereby we contemplate those things which
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Inasmuch as every family is a part of a state, and these relationships are the parts of a family, and the virtue of the part must have regard to the virtue of the whole, women and children must be trained by education with an eye to the constitution, if the virtues of either of them are supposed to
For imitation is natural to man from his infancy. Man differs from other animals particularly in this, that he is imitative, and acquires his rudiments of knowledge in this way; besides, the delight in it is universal.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotl
And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Arist
Something is infinite if, taking it quantity by quantity, we can always take something outside.
By 'life,' we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotl
For we do not think that we know a thing until we are acquainted with its primary conditions or first principles, and have carried our analysis as far as its simplest elements.
All art is concerned with coming into being.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
Art takes nature as its model.
Soul and body, I suggest react sympathetically upon each other. A change in the state of the soul produces a change in the shape of the body and conversely, a change in the shape of the body produces a change in the state of the soul.
One swallow does not make a spring, nor does one fine day.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
Tragedy is an imitation not of men but of a life, an action
. .we would have to say that hereditary succession is harmful. You may say the king, having sovereign power, will not in that case hand over to his children. But it is hard to believe that: it is a difficult achievement, which expects too much virtue of human nature.
. . . the man is free, we say, who exists for his own sake and not for another's.
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotl
Nothing is what rocks dream about
The beautiful is that which is desirable in itself.
Beauty is the gift of God
The Life of the intellect is the best and pleasantest for man, because the intellect more than anything else is the man. Thus it will be the happiest life as well.
He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.
Those who have been eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all had tendencies toward melancholia.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit. 1
The soul is the cause or source of the living body. The terms cause and source have many senses. But the soul is the cause of its body alike in all three senses which we explicitly recognize. It is (a) the source or origin of movement, it is (b) the end, it is (c) the essence of the whole living bod