Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.