A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself . . . with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
All that we do is done with an eye to something else.
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.
And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes it deficiencies.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Bad men are full of repentance.
If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
Hope is a waking dream.
Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V
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