At the Olympic Games, it isn't the most beautiful or strongest who are crowned, but those who compete.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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Evil brings men together.

We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.

Tis the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

It is accepted as democratic when public offices are allocated by lot; and as oligarchic when they are filled by election.

It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Man's work as Man is accomplished by virtue of Practical Wisdom and Moral Virtue, the latter giving the right aim and direction, the former the right means to its attainment.

Again men in general desire the good and not merely what their fathers had.

Verbally there is very general agreement; for both the general run of men and people of superior refinement say that it is happiness, and identify living well and doing well with being happy; but with regard to what happiness is they differ, and the many do not give the same account as the wise.

Human beings are by nature political animals.

The life of the mind is only open to rich people.

The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either.

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.