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

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. Aristotl
Aristotle

Moral qualities are so constituted as to be destroyed by excess and by deficiency . . .

Aristotle
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. Aristotl
Aristotle

The greatest victory is over self.

Aristotle
Memory is the scribe of the soul.
Aristotle

The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either.

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Rhetoric is the counterpart of logic; since both are conversant with subjects of such a nature as it is the business of all to have a certain knowledge of, and which belong to no distinct science. Wherefore all men in some way participate of both; since all, to a certain extent, attempt, as well to sift, as to maintain an argument; as well to defend themselves, as to impeach.
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The happy man . . . will be always or at least most often employed in doing and contemplating the things that are in conformity with virtue. And he will bear changes of fortunes most nobly, and with perfect propriety in every way.

Aristotle
Sophocles said he drew men as they ought to be, and Euripides as they were.