The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
Teaching is the highest form of understanding.
As in other departments of science, so in politics, the compound should always be resolved into the simple elements or least parts of the whole.
Bad men are full of repentance.
It is, (10) then, clearly impossible for Being to be one in this sense.
Even that some people try deceived me many times ... I will not fail to believe that somewhere, someone deserves my trust.
We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
And by this very difference tragedy stands apart in relation to comedy, for the latter intends to imitate those who are worse, and the former better, than people are now.
Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.
We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.
Each man judges correctly those matters with which he is acquainted; it is of these that he is a competent critic.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Now it is evident that the form of government is best in which every man, whoever he is, can act best and live happily.
Among people lacking self-restraint, those apt to be impulsive40 are better than those who are in possession of an argument [logos] but do not abide by it.
Rhetoric then may be defined as the faculty of discovering the possible means of persuasion in reference to any subject whatever.
Evil draws men together.