The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
Quote by Aristotle
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Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
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.
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Hope is a waking dream.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
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.
Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Let us, then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing.
Even when I was a little kid, I always said I would be in the movies one day, and damned if I didn't make it.
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.