Man is by nature a political animal.
Inequality is everywhere at the bottom of faction, for in general faction arises from men's striving for what is equal.
Melancholy men, of all others, are the most witty.
There are, then, these three means of effecting persuasion. The man who is to be in command of them must, it is clear, be able (1) to reason logically, (2) to understand human character and goodness in their various forms, and (3) to understand the emotions-that is, to name them and.
Good character is the indispensable condition and chief determinant of happiness, itself the goal of all human doing. The end of all action, individual or collective, is the greatest happiness of the greatest number.
If there are two definitive features of ancient Greek civilization, they are loquacity and competition.
The ideal man, takes joy in doing favours for others; but he feels ashamed to have others do favours for him. For it is a mark of superiority to confer a kindness; but it is a mark of inferiority to receive it.
The plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy; Character holds the second place.
Again, Practical Wisdom and Excellence of the Moral character are very closely united; since the Principles of Practical Wisdom are in accordance with the Moral Virtues and these are right when they accord with Practical Wisdom.