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.
The noble things and the just things, which the political art examines, admit of much dispute and variability, such that they are held to exist by law11 alone and not by nature.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
How can a man who, for a significant phase of his formation, shared his master's opposition to rhetoric have in maturity composed a masterpiece of the formal study of rhetoric? This.
If there are two definitive features of ancient Greek civilization, they are loquacity and competition.
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.