When their adventures do not succeed, however, they run away but it was the mark of a brave man to face things that are, and seem, terrible for a man, because it is noble to do so and disgraceful not to do so.
Learning is not child's play we cannot learn without pain
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Aristotle's geographical speculations anticipated by almost two thousand years the rationale behind Columbus' voyage. Ferdinand Columbus suggested that his father was familiar with the following passage 'Again, our observations of the stars make it evide.
Hope is a waking dream.
Virtue is the golden mean between two vices, the one of excess and the other of deficiency.
We make war that we might live in peace.
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of nature of universals, whereas those of history are of singulars
Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know
The body is most fully developed at from thirty to thirty-five years of age, the mind at about forty-nine.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
In educating the young we use pleasure and pain as rudders to steer their course.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Now a whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.
Nature does nothing in vain.
And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.
He who hath many friends hath none.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
But Nature flies from the infinite, for the infinite is unending or imperfect, and Nature ever seeks an end.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, And this becomes men's nature in the end
Revolutions are not about trifles, but they spring from trifles
Of mankind in general, the parts are greater than the whole
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Karl Marx - George Santayana - Deepak Chopra - Bertrand Russell - Arthur Schopenhauer - Aristotle - Xenophanes - Theodor Adorno - Protagoras - Diogenes