Those who merely possess the goods of fortune may be haughty and insolent; . . . they try to imitate the great-souled man without being really like him, and only copy him in what they can, reproducing his contempt for others but not his virtuous conduct. For the great-souled man is justified in despising other people - his estimates are correct; but most proud men have no good ground for their pride.

-Aristotle
Aristotle

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

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

The character which results from wealth is that of a prosperous fool.

Aristotle
Those who are not angry at the things they should be angry at are thought to be fools, and so are those who are not angry in the right way, at the right time, or with the right persons.
Aristotle

We should aim rather at leveling down our desires than leveling up our means.

Aristotle
Any change of government which has to be introduced should be one which men, starting from their existing constitutions, will be both willing and able to adopt, since there is quite as much trouble in the reformation of an old constitution as in the establishment of a new one, just as to unlearn is as hard as to learn.
Aristotle

He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.

Aristotle
While the faculty of sensation is dependent upon the body, mind is separable from it
Aristotle

Tools may be animate as well as inanimate; for instance, a ship's captain uses a lifeless rudder, but a living man for watch; for a servant is, from the point of view of his craft, categorized as one of its tools. So any piece of property can be regarded as a tool enabling a man to live, and his property is an assemblage of such tools; a slave is a sort of living piece of property; and like any other servant is a tool in charge of other tools.

Aristotle
If the poor, for example, because they are more in number, divide among themselves the property of the rich,- is not this unjust? . . this law of confiscation clearly cannot be just.