Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.
Aristotle Short quotes ⇑
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
All Aristotle quotes ⇑
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
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.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.
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 aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
I have gained this by philosophy... I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.