The secret to humor is surprise.
Quote by Aristotle
People generally despise where they flatter
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history...
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements...
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old...
It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers...
Well begun is half done.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property,...
Change in all things is sweet.
The desire for friendship comes quickly. Friendship does not.
What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all other things in...
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Wicked men obey out of fear; good men, out of love.
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor...
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough...
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.