For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
Quote by Aristotle
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Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
I can relate to having those people in your life that you feel are moving on to this great, big, normal life and you're like, 'What's wrong with me?'
Peace with Israel is a strategic imperative for Jordan.
Liberal that I am, I support health-care reform on its merits alone. My liberal blood boils, for example, when I read that half of the personal bankruptcies in this country are brought on, in part, by medical expenses.
I've been on Prozac for 12 years and I'm off it now. I know what it feels like to be excited and sad again. I haven't felt like this in 12 years I'm like a giddy little kid.
Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
Faith is personal if it's to be real.
I pity the young woman who will attempt to insinuate herself between my mama's boy and me. I sympathize with the monumental nature of her task. It will take a crowbar, two bulldozers and half a dozen Molotov cocktails to pry my Oedipus and me loose from one another.
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.