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Well does Agathon say: "Of this alone is even God deprived--the power of making that which is past never to have been."
What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.
Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and consequently imperishable.
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.
- attributed to [Talent : Vocations]
Whereas the law is passionless, passion must ever sway the heart of man.
- [Law : Passion]
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Wit is educated insolence.
Wonder implies the desire to learn.
Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold.
Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.
It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
- "Manual of Greek Mathematics" by T.L. Heath (On The Heavens)
To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.
- "The Mathematical Intelligencer"
(vol. 6, no. 3) [Questions]
One swallow does not make spring.
- Ethic--Nicom (bk. I) [Proverbs : Swallows]
Therefore Agathon rightly says: "Of this alone even God is deprived, the power of making things that are past never to have been."
- Ethics (bk. VI, ch. II),
(R.W. Browne's translation) [Past]
No one finds fault with defects which are the result of nature.
- Ethics (III, 5) [Nature]
How God ever brings like to like.
- Ethics Mag (2, 11) [Comparison]
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
- Metaphysica (10f-1045a) [Numbers]
The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.
- Metaphysica (3-1078b) [Mathematics]
Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.
- Metaphysics--On the Virtues and Vices--Justice
A friend is a second self.
- Nicomachean Ethics [Friendship : Proverbs]
The physician heals, Nature makes well.
[Lat., Medicus curat, Natura sanat morbus.]
- idea in Nicomachean Ethics
(bk. VII, 15, 7), (Oxford Text)
The greatest thing in style is to have a command of metaphor.
- Poetics (XXII) [Metaphors]
A Delphic sword.
- Politica (I, 2),
referring to the ambiguous Delphic Oracles
Man is by nature a social animal, and an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something in nature that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or he is a god.
- Politics (1253 A) [Society]
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