The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Source: Physics, book. I
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Dissimilarity of habit tends more than anything to destroy affection.
Sophocles said he drew men as they ought to be, and Euripides as they were.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Change in all things is sweet.
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
Anybody can become angry - that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics
He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.
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