Zitat des Tages von Aristotle:
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.
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.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Man is by nature a political animal.
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.
The secret to humor is surprise.
Education is the best provision for old age.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
Wit is educated insolence.
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.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.