The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
Quote by Aristotle
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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
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.
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Hope is a waking dream.
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.
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.
My dad was a Methodist minister.
Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
All the legal action I've taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment.
The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature.
Over and over, we hear politicians say they can't spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile.
That's a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals.