The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Quote by Aristotle
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For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
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.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
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.
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.
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.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
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.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.
I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.
Which is - you know, like check it out, I'm pretty young, I'm only about 40 years old. I still have maybe another four decades of work left in me. And it's exceedingly likely that anything I write from this point forward is going to be judged by the world as the work that came after the freakish success of my last book, right?
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Words may be common but the thought conveyed by those words are always unique.
Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
God speaks to us through his language and our language but we only listen to our language