He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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Excellence is not an act, but habit.

To lead an orchestra, you must turn your back on the crowd.

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

It's the fastest who gets paid, and it's the fastest who gets laid.

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness...

To get angry is easy, to get angry with the right person, the right moment and for the right reason is difficult.

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.

Not every action or emotion however admits of the observance of a due mean.

Virtue is a greater good than honour; and one might perhaps accordingly suppose that virtue rather than honour is the end of the political life.

Again, it is for the sake of the soul that goods external and goods of the body are eligible at all, and all wise men ought to choose them for the sake of the soul, and not the soul for the sake of them.

What is the Good for man? It must be the ultimate end or object of human life: something that is in itself completely satisfying. Happiness fits this description…we always choose it for itself, and never for any other reason.

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

Now we say that (a) the continuous is one or that (b) the indivisible is one, or (c) things are said to be ‘one', when their essence is one and the same, as ‘liquor' and ‘drink'. If (a) their One is one in the sense of continuous, it is many, (10) for the continuous is divisible ad infinitum.

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.