Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
Quote by Aristotle
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements...
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make...
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
All men by nature desire to know.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in...
We make war that we may live in peace.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of...
Nature does nothing in vain.
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she...
A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property,...
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as...
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.