In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied and most men live only for the gratification of it.

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.

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

A friend is a second self.

A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.

With respect to the requirement of art, the probable impossible is always preferable to the improbable possible.

There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

Nobody will be afraid who believes nothing can happen to him.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

The pleasures arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more.

In a practical syllogism, the major premise is an opinion, while the minor premise deals with particular things, which are the province of perception. Now when the two premises are combined, just as in theoretic reasoning the mind is compelled to affirm the resulting conclusion, so in the case of practical premises you are forced at once to do it.

Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.

Memory is the scribe of the soul.

They are fond of fun and therefore witty, wit being well-bred insolence.