What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Quote by Aristotle
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
It is easy to fly into a passion - anybody can do that - but...
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because...
It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make...
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true...
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do...
Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his...
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my...
Wit is educated insolence.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
The body is most fully developed [at] from thirty to thirty-five years of age, the...
A woman has the age she deserves.
Because of their age long training in human relations for that is what feminine intuition...