The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance
Quote by Aristotle
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less...
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements...
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for...
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in...
Adventure is worthwhile.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit,...
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
To enjoy the things we ought, and to hate the things we ought, has the...
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs...
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing...
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often...