Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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The orator persuades by moral character when his speech is delivered in such a manner as to render him worthy of confidence; for we feel confidence in a greater degree and more readily in persons of worth in regard to everything in general, but where there is no certainty and there is room for doubt, our confidence is absolute.

What affirmation and denial are in the case of thinking, pursuit and avoidance are in the case of longing for something.


Our youth should also be educated with music and physical education.

Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.

The actions from which [virtue] was produced are also those in which it is exercised.

For tyranny is a kind of monarchy which has in view the interest of the monarch only; oligarchy has in view the interest of the wealthy; democracy of the needy: none of them common good of all.

But justice is the bond of men in states, for the administration of justice, which is the determination of what is just, is the principle of order in political society.

The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.

Think as the wise men think, but talk like the simple people do.

Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know.

The plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy; Character holds the second place.

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.

Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.