Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
Cruel is the strife of brothers.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
To the query, ''What is a friend?'' his reply was ''A single soul dwelling in two bodies.''
Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.
Without friends no one would choose to live.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.