What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Quote by Aristotle
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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.
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.
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.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
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.
Education is the best provision for old age.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
We make war that we may live in peace.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change.
Leave the world green of trees and crystal clear waters for the children. An acre of tree is worth a million fold than a a ship loaded with the most precious gems.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.