The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
People become house builders through building houses, harp players through playing the harp. We grow to be just by doing things which are just.
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself - Power and glory, or happiness.
Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.
Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil - and if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty.
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