Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Man is the only animal capable of reasoning, though many others possess the faculty of memory and instruction in common with him.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
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