With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
Democracy [is] when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange. . . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics Book II, Chapter 2
It is of itself that the divine thought thinks (since it is the most excellent of things), and its thinking is a thinking on thinking.
Source: Metaphysics, book XII
The actuality of thought is life.
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