The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
Quote by Aristotle
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Hope is a waking dream.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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 ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
I've never had a very quiet voice. I tried in choir to make it smaller, and it just didn't work out. And I listened to a lot of soul music when I was growing up on my own accord. But I was mostly into Mama Cass and Gladys Knight, and they all had big voices too just different than mine.
When I go out clubbing I can dance 'til three o'clock in the morning with just a water bottle in my hand. I love dancing to anything with a good beat really. My favorite song to dance to at the moment is probably Drake's 'Best I Ever Had.'
A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though.
Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you.
I first became a vegetarian when I was nine, in response to an argument made by a radical babysitter. My great change - which lasted a couple of weeks - was based on the very simple instinct that it's wrong to kill animals for food.