"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."
"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand they do less easily move against him believing that he has the gods on his side."
"But if nothing but soul or in soul mind is qualified to count it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul but only that of which time is an attribute i.e. if change can exist without soul."
"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 everybodys power and is not easy."
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit."
"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."
"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."
"The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently but he is willing in great crises to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live."
"In poverty and other misfortunes of life true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds."