Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V
What soon grows old? Gratitude.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
. . . happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it. . . .
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.
A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.
It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
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