_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 everybody's 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.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
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.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
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_Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
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