For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Nature herself, as has been often said, requires that we should be able, not only to work well, but to use leisure well; for, as I must repeat once again, the first principle of all action is leisure. Both are required, but leisure is better than occupation and is its end.
Adventure is worthwhile.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Our virtues are voluntary (and in fact we are in a sense ourselves partly the cause of our moral dispositions, and it is our having a certain character that makes us set up an end of a certain kind), it follows that our vices are voluntary also; they are voluntary in the same manner as our virtues.
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
Whereas the law is passionless, passion must ever sway the heart of man.
Neglect of an effective birth control policy is a never-failing source of poverty which, in turn, is the parent of revolution and crime.
One kind of justice is that which is manifested in distributions of honour or money or the other things that fall to be divided among those who have a share in the constitution ... and another kind is that which plays a rectifying part in transactions.
Sophocles said he drew men as they ought to be, and Euripides as they were.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Moral qualities are so constituted as to be destroyed by excess and by deficiency . . .
Happiness depends on ourselves.
Quid quid movetur ab alio movetur"(nothing moves without having been moved).
Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us.
The good lawgiver should inquire how states and races of men and communities may participate in a good life, and in the happiness which is attainable by them.
There is honor in being a dog.
The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five.
Character is determined by choice, not opinion.
To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.
Marriage is like retiring as a bachelor and getting a sexual pension. You don't have to work for the sex any more, but you only get 65% as much.
It is the repeated performance of just and temperate actions that produces virtue.
True happiness comes from gaining insight and growing into your best possible self. Otherwise all you're having is immediate gratification pleasure, which is fleeting and doesn't grow you as a person.
They who have drunk beer, fall on their back, but there is a peculiarity in the effects of the drink made from barley, for they that get drunk on other intoxicating liquors fall on all parts of their body, they fall on the left side, on the right side, on their faces, and and on their backs. But it
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Being a father is the most rewarding thing a man whose career has plateaued can do.
The ridiculous is produced by any defect that is unattended by pain, or fatal consequences; thus, an ugly and deformed countenance does not fail to cause laughter, if it is not occasioned by pain.
.. for desire is like a wild beast, and anger perverts rulers and the very best of men. Hence law is intelligence without appetition.
The purpose of art is to represent the meaning of things. This represents the true reality, not external aspects.