The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.
Quote by Aristotle
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
The goal of war is peace, of business, leisure
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some...
To the query, ''What is a friend?'' his reply was ''A single soul dwelling in...
In practical matters the end is not mere speculative knowledge of what is to be...
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature,...
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements...
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit,...
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them;...
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young...
Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may...meet with...
Limits exist only in the mind
Without friends no one would choose to live.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as...
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be...
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.