Poetry utters universal truths, history particular statements.
Nevertheless, some men turn every quality or art into a means of making money; this they conceive to be the end, and to the promotion of the end all things must contribute.
For the beginning is thought to be more than half of the whole, and many of the questions we ask are cleared up by it.
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.
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.
What affirmation and denial are in the case of thinking, pursuit and avoidance are in the case of longing for something.