Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules.
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.
With the truth, all given facts harmonize; but with what is false, the truth soon hits a wrong note.
Philosophy can make people sick.
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.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.