Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Quote by Aristotle
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit,...
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
We deliberate not about ends, but about means.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Hope is a waking dream.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control,...
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too...
Men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at...
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history...
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
The weaker are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to...
No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.
Wit is educated insolence.
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.