Bad men are full of repentance.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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Nor is he liberal who gives with pain; for he would prefer the wealth to the noble act, and this is not characteristic of a liberal man. But no more will the liberal man take from wrong sources; for such taking is not characteristic of the man who sets no store by wealth.

It was at this point that the transition was first made to the conception that rhetoric was a teachable skill, that it could, usually in return for a fee, be passed from one skilled performer on to others, who might thereby achieve successes in their practical life that would otherwise have eluded them.

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Life in accordance with intellect is best and pleasantest, since this, more than anything else, constitutes humanity.

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.

Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

We Can't learn without pain.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Happiness is at once the best, the noblest, and the pleasantest of things.

Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.

We become brave by doing brave acts.