For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Well begun is half done.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.