Most people would rather give than get affection.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Law is mind without reason.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
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.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
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.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Bad men are full of repentance.