We become brave by doing brave acts.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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If, then, ‘substance' is not attributed to anything, but other things are attributed to it, how does ‘substance' mean what is rather than what is not?

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

I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.

Even subjects that are known are known only to a few.

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

All thinkers then agree in making the contraries principles, both those who describe the All as one and unmoved (for even Parmenides treats hot and cold as principles under the names of fire and earth) and those too who use the rare and the dense.

Memory is the scribe of the soul.

He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences—makes them, as the poets tell us, 'charm the crowd's ears more finely.' Educated men lay down broad general principles; uneducated men argue from common knowledge and draw obvious conclusions.

For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.

Anything whose presence or absence makes no discernible difference is no essential part of the whole.