The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
Quote by Aristotle
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Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
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.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
I've never been to a race car race before.
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.
You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do.
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
Knowledge about the economy, ideas about capitalism and government, the future of the world and geopolitics were things I was never really interested in.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.