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.
I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.
Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
It is impossible, or not easy, to alter by argument what has long been absorbed by habit.
What a society honors will be cultivated.
It is in our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
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.